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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 ...

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24/07/2019

Road Rules: Owning Your Value

A few days ago I submitted a writing pitch to a women's business and lifestyle website and received a positive response, ...

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26/06/2019

Vox Pops: Longest Night Awards

Short days lately huh? It's already that time again when entries for this year's NZ Music Awards are being called for. Pondering ...

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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 ...

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25/10/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important ...

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19/09/2018

Road Rules: Staying Healthy As A Working Musician

Tattletale Saints’ bass player and singer Vanessa McGowan has previously provided NZM readers with insightful lessons and ...

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07/09/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important ...

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09/05/2018

Deep Thinking: Addicted To Chic

As mentioned in previous Deep Thinking columns, I have always admired the bass playing of the late Bernard Edwards (1952–1996), ...

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20/03/2018

Deep Thinking: Sting Plays Bass

I’ve always been an admirer of Sting ’s songwriting and singing (especially while playing some very tricky bass lines). ...

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