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CD REVIEW: Kunk - Destroy the Weapon
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/24/2011 - 12:45 AM EDT

Alternative Rock

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CD REVIEW: The Missing Parts - Suenos
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/18/2011 - 01:01 AM EDT

Acoustic folk/blues/jazz

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CD REVIEW: Katie Carroll - Paper Girl
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/17/2011 - 12:17 AM EDT

Acoustic folk/pop

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CD REVIEW: Econoline - Econoline
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/15/2011 - 09:46 PM EDT

Progressive Rock Jam band

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CD REVIEW: Jeff Cochell - Between the lines
By Ivan Nossa - 08/06/2011 - 12:21 PM EDT

Country/Folk

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How to Lead People to Your Music in a Digital Age
By Bill Pere - 08/04/2011 - 08:51 AM EDT

Getting music online is the easy part. Once it's there, how do you get people to find it? With the maturity of digital delivery and a proliferation of websites that allow easy uploading and legal downloading of music, the old models of making and marketing CDs are gone. The shift from an album-based economy to a track-based economy spawns many new considerations for the Indie artist when the time comes to go into the studio and record. This article gives you some tips.

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Playing the Field
By Bill Pere - 08/04/2011 - 08:38 AM EDT

Ever notice how many songs address the same subject, but some have focus and impact, while others seem diffuse and wandering? The answer may lie in the use (or non-use) of the important element of Semantic Field. This article will show you what you need to consider when trying to bring focus and impact to your lyrics.

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The Alchemy of Singing
By Beth Lawrence - 08/03/2011 - 08:20 PM EDT

"When we attempt to convey emotion through song or speech, we are using the art of Alchemy to transmute air into a medium that others can hear, translate and feel." Yes, basically it comes right down to plain old physics applied to performance art! The bottom line here is that in order for your audience to feel anything as a listener, you must be feeling something as you're singing your song!

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Our Job As Music Teachers
By Mick Polich - 08/03/2011 - 10:14 AM EDT

What inspires young people (or older folks) to take up a musical instrument? And how do we keep them inspired, as well as ourselves? Mick takes a brief view into teaching, and helping others help themselves with music...

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