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CD REVIEW:The Banana Plant - Gulf Alive
By Don Sechelski - 12/30/2010 - 12:26 PM EST

Children's (ages 5-13)

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CD REVIEW: Jambalaya Brass Band - It's a Jungle Out There
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/30/2010 - 12:04 AM EST

Jazz/Funk/Pop/R&B

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CD REVIEW: Symonís New Blue Diamonds - Why I Quit the Music Business
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/28/2010 - 09:26 PM EST

Jazz/Funk/Rock

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CD REVIEW: The Melloncollies - Goodbye Cruel World
By Don Sechelski - 12/27/2010 - 09:30 PM EST

Power Pop

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CD REVIEW: Giorgio - Party of the Century
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/27/2010 - 09:28 PM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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CD REVIEW: Skuffle - Skuffle
By Ivan Nossa - 12/27/2010 - 01:24 PM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer-Songwriter

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CD REVIEW: Stacy Glen Tibbetts - Out On the Town
By Dan Cohen - 12/23/2010 - 02:40 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Erin Shields - I'd Rather Be Lonely
By Dan Cohen - 12/23/2010 - 01:12 PM EST

Jazz

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How To Play Guitar Fast - Avoiding Critical Mistakes In Learning To Increase Your Guitar Speed
By Tom Hess - 12/22/2010 - 06:42 PM EST

Learn several highly effective ways of improving your guitar speed and becoming a better guitar player. 


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CD REVIEW: Neil Kelly Quartet - Rivers Converge
By Dan Cohen - 12/21/2010 - 04:36 PM EST

Acoustic jazz

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CD REVIEW: Robert Graham - Storm in a teacup
By Ivan Nossa - 12/17/2010 - 05:00 PM EST

Pop/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Skinny Godman - Where You Belong
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/16/2010 - 12:36 AM EST

Alternative Folk/Pop

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CD REVIEW: Kim Lamothe - Mystery of Viburnum
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/15/2010 - 12:18 AM EST

Art-Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock

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CD REVIEW: Talia Segal - Atlas
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/14/2010 - 01:25 AM EST

Acoustic Rock, Singer Songwriter and Sadcore

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Be Yo' Sef - Some Thoughts On Playing Solo
By Mick Polich - 12/11/2010 - 01:52 PM EST

Be yourself - that's all anyone can ask of us as musicians and artists. Mick throws a few brief thoughts out on re-arranging songs to work for you. 

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Sorting Out Percentages of Song Ownership
By Mary Dawson - 12/10/2010 - 04:19 PM EST

It can be somewhat of a "sticky wicket" to determine percentages of song ownership when each contributor / writer furnishes different elements. In this question, Mary answers such a question when it involves foreign co-writes and translations.

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CD REVIEW: Elf Power - Elf Power
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/10/2010 - 12:48 AM EST

Alternative Rock

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CD REVIEW: Spyn Reset - Objects in the Abstract
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/09/2010 - 12:25 AM EST

Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Experimental, Avant-Garde

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The Four Faders of Songwriting Success
By Bill Pere - 12/08/2010 - 06:35 PM EST

A well written song may never gain mass appeal, and a song with mass appeal might not be a well written song.   The factors affecting a song's popularity and the degree of craft it exhibits are separate, like different channels on a mixing board.  This article shows how these factors interact, like faders on a mixing board, to yield an overall blend of craft, effectiveness, and appeal.

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CD REVIEW: Kyle Alden - Hello Again Kind Stranger
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/08/2010 - 12:54 AM EST

Acoustic Folk/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Hardcore Lounge - Dance of My Life
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/02/2010 - 12:25 AM EST

Americana rock

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