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26/06/2016

Deep Thinking: Mr. Faun’s Afternoon

A very happy and successful New Year to you. Following on from the last issues cross-handed tapping piece, I have written ...

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Deep Thinking: Frank Prestia – A Tower of Power

As mentioned in the last issue of NZ Musician, we are going to look at a couple of bass parts from Frank ‘Rocco’ Prestia, ...

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Deep Thinking: Getting Funky Fun With Flea

Some funky fun this time from a bass player much admired in rock and funk circles – Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...

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Deep Thinking: Touching Bass with Debussy

I have written (or arranged!) something extremely different from our recent rock and funk escapades for this first issue ...

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Deep Thinking: Debussy Encore

This issue is the second part of the bass arrangement I have scored of Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune. What happens after ...

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Deep Thinking: Funk Meets Jazz – James Jamerson (1936-’83)

As promised in the last issue, we are going to look at some of the aspects of James Jamerson'’s bass playing that made him ...

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26/10/2015

Deep Thinking: Two ‘Why I Am A Bass Player’ Singles

This issue’'s Deep Thinking bass column is the result of a conversation between some of the University of Otago Music Department ...

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26/08/2015

Deep Thinking: YYZ: The Prog Rock of Rush continued…

After the tricky introduction that we looked at in the last issue of NZM, we are now in a relatively easier section of the ...

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26/06/2015

Deep Thinking: YYZ – The Prog Rock of Rush

The last few Deep Thinking columns have been funk-orientated, so I thought we might get into some prog rock in this issue ...

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