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Using Rhyme as an Accelerator, as Done by Neil Young
By Anthony Ceseri - 08/27/2012 - 04:10 PM EDT

Rhyme can be an incredibly powerful tool for tying the meaning of your words to your music. One way to do this is to use rhyme as an accelerator.We'll look at how Neil Young has made use of this concept in the song "Heart of Gold."

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How To Take Your Music Career To The Next Level With A Mentor
By Tom Hess - 08/14/2012 - 12:27 AM EDT

If you would like to start a career in music and quickly reach success as a professional musician, it is crucial to find a mentor who has already achieved great things in the music business. Learn how to find your own mentor by reading this article.

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CD REVIEW: Tyne Darling - The Secret November
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/10/2012 - 03:52 PM EDT

Acoustic folk/pop

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Making a Cliche Phrase New Again, as Done by Regina Spektor
By Anthony Ceseri - 08/06/2012 - 08:58 PM EDT

The idea of "heartbreak" on songwriting has been used a lot. It's a cool metaphor, but itís basically lost its coolness due to overuse. In this article, I want to show you how heartbreak can be made fresh again by how the phrase is handled musically.

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