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25/10/2017

Deep Thinking: Jaco Pastorius

Back in February, I had an accident that every musician dreads – I cut the tendon and nerves that control my left index ...

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25/08/2017

Working With Session Musicians For Original Music Gigs & Tours

Imagine the following scenario: You're a songwriter who usually plays solo. For your next recording and subsequent tour, ...

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17/07/2017

Deep Thinking: Chuck Berry

Just as I had finished writing about the mathematical complexities of Meshuggah and Tessaract in the last edition, the news ...

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08/05/2017

Midweektonic: Innocence Lost

Retaining the confidently diverse formula of acoustic grooves, rock riffs and a touch of foreign tongues in their lyrics, ...

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03/05/2017

Deep Thinking: Polymetric Basslines

In this issue we are going to look at polymetric basslines and drum patterns that have been recorded by two bands described ...

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21/12/2016

Deep Thinking: Some 12/8 Xmas Trickiness With The Verlaines!

As it’s the Christmas period, I thought I would do some shameless marketing. There is a new album, ‘Dunedin Spleen’ ...

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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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23/09/2016

Fresh Talent: Henika

Upon learning her first instrument, Henrieta Tornyai, more commonly known by the name Henika, fell in love with music. Having ...

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01/09/2016

Paul Dyne – An Interview With Pania Simmonds

Paul Dyne is a Wellington-based jazz musician specialising in double bass. Born in Timaru, his own musical education has ...

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