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CD REVIEW: Jam-Lab - Gain
By Chip Withrow - 11/28/2008 - 01:59 PM EST

Jazz/Funk/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Shouse - Alone on the Sun
By Alex Jasperse - 11/27/2008 - 08:13 PM EST

Guitar Instrumental

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CD REVIEW: Brad Paisley - Play
By Don Sechelski - 11/24/2008 - 07:51 PM EST

Country/Rock

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The Eurovision Song Contest - Lost to the songwriter for good?
By Trevor Krueger - 11/24/2008 - 11:23 AM EST

The Eurovision Song Contest - Whether you love it or loathe it, has always been a major opening for song writers. But, now even that's changing here in the U.K.

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Blue Collar's Songwriting By Osmosis!
By Mick Polich - 11/24/2008 - 08:56 AM EST

Probably the first of a few installments, Mick gives his take on the art of songwriting, and gives a few pointers from his own personal on-going journey( isn't it always on-going?) 

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Music Life: 07 - MUSICAL PRODUCTIVITY! - Part 2 - Write Scratch-Versions of Songs
By Brian Donovan - 11/15/2008 - 06:34 PM EST

We've been discussing how to get more of your music completed when you seem to have just a slew of musical ideas, but never seem to finish a single one of them.  Here's the next step: how to write rough songs using your collected ideas as a starting point.


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Thoughts On Some Musical Heroes
By Mick Polich - 11/14/2008 - 09:22 AM EST

Music heroes -we all got 'em, and like to sing their praises to whoever will listen!  Mick looks at three very diverse musicians and some short reasons why he likes them.... 

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Mitch Mitchell Remembered
By Mick Polich - 11/13/2008 - 01:25 PM EST

A rock drumming icon, Mitch Mitchell, passed on 11/12/08. A short, fond farewell.....

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Blue Collar's Music Production, #1 Salvo!
By Mick Polich - 11/10/2008 - 09:56 AM EST

If you scan these hallowed pages of the Muse's Muse, you'll find everyone has wonderful opinions and views on music production. Well, we're heading down that path ourselves here at the Blue Collar offices - some quick hits on music production, and beginning tips on what to listen for and how to listen.....  

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CD REVIEW: Tuck and Patti - I Remember You
By Chip Withrow - 11/08/2008 - 11:49 AM EST

Acoustic jazz

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The Minor 2nd
By Kole (Kyle Hicks) - 11/06/2008 - 11:26 PM EST

The often misunderstood and under appreciated interval.  In this article, I will be showing you how you can practically use this "dissonant" interval in your own music.

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