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06/11/2020

Darren Watson: Way More Than ‘The Blues Guy’

You can tell Darren Watson enjoys a tongue-in-cheek joke just by the fact that he calls his own label Lamington Records, with a picture of whipped cream and cherry special as its logo. There are further clues in the title ...

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14/09/2020

Tidal Rave: Dark Wizard Popsters

Morphing out of a number of bands, notably Kitten Tank and Echo Beach, Tidal Rave formed three years ago, the line-up mutating to accommodate the comings, goings and joinings of a six-piece band. The multi-faceted, multi-talented ...

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29/06/2020

Connor Mac: Pending Return Of This Mac

Remarkably early on in his recording career, Palmerston North’s Connor McLaughlin, aka Connor Mac, racked up hundreds of thousands of streams for a single recorded with Karmadella, who are fellow Palmy brothers Taine and ...

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24/06/2020

Video Premiere: Roonie – My Heart

We heart music video premieres! Meet Roonie, previously performing under her real name Michaela Pointon, formerly from Taupo, now Auckland-based. My Heart is the first single and video after rebranding with the new stage ...

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Moments Like These

19/05/2020

Moments Like These: Sam Ford And Trudi Green

Both lifelong musicians, singers and songwriters, Sam Ford and Trudi Green have never wavered from their musical calling. Over the years they’ve formed and performed in bands including the Sam Ford Verandah Band who frequently ...

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21/12/2020

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Deep Thinking

09/10/2020

Deep Thinking: Alex And His Ragtime Bass

Hi everyone, for this lesson, I have taken the liberty of using a piece that I wrote as a study for my UK students before I came to New Zealand. It is a cross-hand tapping piece that I wrote after the birth of my second son ...

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Deep Thinking

15/09/2020

Deep Thinking: Cross Hand Exercises

Hi everyone! Many movies have a prequel delivered after the main feature has been released, but this article is the other (right) way around, a warmer up that will hopefully prepare you for the next Deep Thinking article ...

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Deep Thinking

17/01/2020

Deep Thinking: Carol Kaye Of The Wrecking Crew

In this Deep Thinking session, we are going to look at a couple of tracks recorded by legendary US session bassist, Carol Kaye. Carol was a member of the Wrecking Crew, a team of recording musicians used by the great and ...

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Deep Thinking

02/08/2019

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Birdland

For this issue, I have transcribed the opening bass part on the seminal Weather Report track Birdland from the band’s 1977 album ‘Heavy Weather‘. The transcription features the band’s bassist, the legendary Jaco Pastorius, ...

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11/04/2019

Deep Thinking: Purple Haze

Hi Everyone, this issue’s challenge is to play some Jimi Hendrix. I have transcribed the introduction to Purple Haze as Hendrix played it on a Strat but added a bass trick that will probably annoy your guitarist! For ...

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