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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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06/08/2016

Duffty Baker: Broadie

Well, this is a lot of fun. According to the liner notes, Duffty Baker went to Camp A Low Hum with a mate who turned 50 ...

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27/07/2016

Deep Thinking: Some Country Slap Blues

In this issue we are going to take some of the techniques from last issue’s Deep Thinking column and turn them into a country ...

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26/06/2016

Deep Thinking: Bass In Your Face

In the last NZM issue, we looked at some iconic Afro-American funk bass lines that used a 'less is more' approach. We'll ...

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Deep Thinking: Jack Bruce (1943 – 2014)

Many readers of the Deep Thinking column will be familiar with British trio Cream, one of the bands of the late 1960s that ...

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