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Growls, Grunts and Moans
By Tim Ogle - 08/26/2007 - 08:45 AM EDT

Don't be afraid to be "uncool" while songwriting.


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Blue Collar #7: Amps - Crank It Or Go Sit In The Corner!
By Mick Polich - 08/25/2007 - 11:58 AM EDT

Finally getting to the 'tech' valley, Mick gets the ground floor sweeped with an intro to amps - the other half of Rock Glory!!!

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Blue Collar #6
By Mick Polich - 08/20/2007 - 10:22 AM EDT

What are we all trying to recapture in our musical journey? This column, Mick looks back on two time periods that shaped his vision of getting "back to where you once belonged, Loretta"!

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The myth about "the poor man's copyright" and other myths
By Brian Corber - 08/18/2007 - 04:10 PM EDT

Many songwriters believe they can establish and protect the copyrights in their songs by using "the poor man's copyright."  That is, mailing the song to yourself in a sealed envelope.  That is a really false urban legend and ought to be dispelled. There's also the myth about registering your song with a performance rights organization.  This article discusses and destroys those myths.

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CD REVIEW: Talia Segal - Nonprophet
By Chip Withrow - 08/14/2007 - 10:43 PM EDT

Folk/Rock

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Blue Collar #5: Duo Arranging/D.Y.I. in Product Creation
By Mick Polich - 08/08/2007 - 10:12 AM EDT

Mick finishes up from last month on arranging music for duos, then slams head on into the good ol' D.I.Y. Movement, and some thoughts on making it work for YOU!!!

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CD REVIEW: The Pax Cecilia - Blessed are the Bonds
By Alex Jasperse - 08/07/2007 - 10:00 PM EDT

Ambient, Art-Rock and Progressive Metal

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CD REVIEW: Chris Fuller - Sangamon
By Chip Withrow - 08/05/2007 - 02:50 PM EDT

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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CD REVIEW - Dr. O and the Hangsters - Chez Janine
By Rick Marchetti - 08/05/2007 - 08:44 AM EDT

Adult Contemporary

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