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15/03/2017

Deep Thinking: The Age Of Aquarius

In this issue I am looking at a tune from a musical I saw when I was 15 years old. It was one of the reasons I became a professional ...

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01/03/2017

Guitar Cool: The Rhythm Guitarist’s Role

The role of rhythm guitarist within a band setting is often overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued amongst fellow musicians. ...

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08/02/2017

Guitar Cool: Coping with Pressure and Stress

It’s that time again and of course I hope that you have a great Christmas and New Year – and that Father Christmas brings ...

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18/01/2017

Finding Your Voice: How Aotearoa Is Perfect For Touring!

I had the great privilege of recently touring Aotearoa with Arts on Tour and experienced tour veterans The Alpaca Social ...

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07/12/2016

Deep Thinking: Keyboard Bass + Bass Guitar = Huge Bass!

This Deep Thinking bass lesson concerns how two sources of bass in a band can sound big and grunty (is that a word?). I did ...

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30/11/2016

Tutors’ Tutorial: Mixing In The Box – Part 3

You’ve been given a track to mix. Where to begin? While there are many ways to approach a mix, starting with the drums ...

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23/11/2016

Finding Your Voice: Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Singing Life

My last Finding Your Voice column addressed the need to be in love with the songs you sing. Loving relationships allow us ...

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16/11/2016

How To Be The Only Band In The World

Blinding white lights illuminate a crowd of thousands, every band in the world playing simultaneously. The noise is deafening ...

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The Lawful Truth: Producer Agreements – Part 2

In the last Lawful Truth column we started a discussion of Producer Agreements by considering some of the vital secondary ...

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