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CD REVIEW: The Gypsy Sons - Whiskey and the Devil
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/25/2013 - 01:34 PM EDT

Americana rock

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CD REVIEW: Crash the Satellites - Crash the Satellites
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/25/2013 - 01:00 PM EDT

Alternative Rock

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Top Seven Guitar Practice Techniques For Becoming A Better Guitarist
By Mike Philippov - 03/18/2013 - 03:04 PM EDT

Want to make your guitar playing better RIGHT NOW? Read this article for 7 guitar practice ideas that will exactly that.


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CD REVIEW: Kristy Love Brooks - Songs of Love and Peace
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/17/2013 - 03:58 PM EDT

Ambient, Experimental, Ethno-Ambient, Electro

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CD REVIEW: Dan Kern - 1977
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/13/2013 - 02:53 PM EDT

Blues/Roots Rock

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CD REVIEW: Holly Gentry - So Much More
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/13/2013 - 02:17 PM EDT

Country/Folk

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CD REVIEW: Matthew Patrick - Blue Sun
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/13/2013 - 01:45 PM EDT

Blues/Roots Rock

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How To Gain A Lot Of Motivation For Guitar Practice
By Tom Hess - 03/11/2013 - 12:04 PM EDT

Have you been experiencing a lack of motivation in your guitar practice? Are you unsure about what and how to practice? Get effective guitar practice tips and become a more motivated guitarist by reading this article.


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Interview With Robin Frederick
By Jan Fabyankovic - 03/08/2013 - 10:51 PM EST

Robin talks about the difference between radio hit songs and film & TV songs, how a music supervisor decides whether or not to use a song, what the best way is for songwriters to get their songs used in film and TV, and many more relevant and interesting topics in this informative interview.

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CD REVIEW: Rick Hornyak - Marigold
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/07/2013 - 12:39 AM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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EP REVIEW: Loose Hinges - Nothing's Permanent
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/07/2013 - 12:11 AM EST

Acoustic folk/pop

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CD REVIEW: Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders - What You Gonna' Do
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/06/2013 - 11:40 PM EST

Jazz/Swing

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CD REVIEW: A.S. - Exile
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/06/2013 - 10:46 PM EST

Ambient, Experimental, Ethno-Ambient, Electro

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Nothing Fishy About Scales
By Bill Pere - 03/05/2013 - 03:39 PM EST

In working with artists around the world, I get many questions about how to make the musical aspect of a song both interesting and accessible.   I was recently asked this question from a songwriter in London:  "How does knowing about scales help you in songwriting, and if you write in a specific scale, are you limited to using just the notes in that scale?"   His question is similar to many others I get on the same topic.   Considering how much time we are made to practice scales when learning an instrument or in vocal exercises, and how much we do not enjoy it, what's all the fuss about scales?  This article sorts out what you do or not need to know.

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Making Cliché Metaphors New Again, As Done By the Script
By Anthony Ceseri - 03/04/2013 - 01:14 PM EST

Some metaphors are so good, they end up being overused by everyone. As a result, they lose their meaning. In this article, we'll look at how to put a new twist on an overused classic.

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EP REVIEW: Cinema Novo - Cinema Novo (EP)
By Cyrus Rhodes - 03/02/2013 - 05:26 PM EST

Alternative Rock

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