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06 Sep Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Subscribe to The SiS Podcast on iTunes

Subscribe to The SiS Podcast on iTunes

There’s been a lot of podcast activity on the website recently, and to top it off the SiS podcast is now available on iTunes! This is the easiest and fastest way to get the podcast straight to your mobile device. When you subscribe, iTunes will automatically check and download the latest monthly podcast automatically! Click ...

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26 Aug Posted by in Tips | 2 comments

DIY Blues, Pt. 3: Touched For The Very First Time

DIY Blues, Pt. 3: Touched For The Very First Time

There is plenty of information about guitar repair on the internet, not all of it great (the article you are currently reading comes to mind). However, there are at least a few useful resources that will help you troubleshoot and provide a good overview of basic repairs. The following “Instructable”, written by an enterprising 15-year-old, ...

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20 Aug Posted by in Tips | Comments

DIY Blues, Pt. 2: Something Busted, Something Used

DIY Blues, Pt. 2: Something Busted, Something Used

So here’s my situation: I’ve got a beat up Epiphone Les Paul (muddy pickups that cut out, a missing tuning peg and buzzing strings) and don’t want to spend a fortune on repairs, let alone a new guitar. Inspired by the do it yourself (DIY) punk rock ethos detailed in the pages of Michael Azerrad’s ...

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15 Aug Posted by in Blog, Links | 5 comments

Home Recording: Choosing a DAW

Home Recording: Choosing a DAW

One of the toughest first steps that anyone wanting to get into home recording has to go through is picking which Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to use. As the DAW is the heart of any home studio, it’s also one of the most important steps. The good news is that all modern DAWs are going ...

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12 Aug Posted by in Tips | 2 comments

DIY Blues, Pt. 1: Reviving a Dead Guitar

DIY Blues, Pt. 1: Reviving a Dead Guitar

Disclaimer: The author claims no authority or expertise in the matters discussed here within. Quite the opposite. He welcomes corrections, advice and scathingly negative commentary where appropriate. Hopefully, this odyssey will inspire other timid souls to delve into the realm of guitar repair. As the stock market sinks further and further, it’s hard to justify ...

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10 Aug Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Aug/Sept Songwriting Contest

Aug/Sept Songwriting Contest

Acccompanying the re-launch of songwritersinseattle.com, we are pleased to announce our songwriting contest for August through September. The grand prize is 8 hours of studio time at Elliot Bay Recording Co. courtesy of Brian Nelson at Paintshaker Music ($550 value)! Many thanks to Brian for supporting SiS and we look forward to hearing the results ...

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09 Aug Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Release of “A Black Market For Mooncakes”

Release of “A Black Market For Mooncakes”

Songwriters in Seattle is proud to present the new song “A Black Market For Mooncakes” – In Nov. 2010, 10 songwriters got together for an SiS songwriting collaboration event and wrote it based on just a short but inspiring few lyric lines! Those lyrics were inspired by a Sept. 2010 news article about a Chinese ...

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08 Aug Posted by in Announcements | 2 comments

Welcome to the New SongwritersInSeattle.com!

Welcome to the New SongwritersInSeattle.com!

Hello Everyone! This has been a long time in coming, but I am very proud to finally unveil my latest labor of love for Songwriters in Seattle: Welcome to our new home on the web at songwritersinseattle.com! Not only do we have a new look and tons of new content, but there is a whole ...

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