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26/06/2016

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: 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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09/06/2016

Deep Thinking: Some Greasy Funk

As promised in the last NZM issue, we are going to do some slap exercises. These have a very slight difference from exercises ...

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08/04/2016

Deep Thinking: And We Could Be Heroes…

This issue’s Deep Thinking column presented a dilemma. The last couple of years have seen the bass world lose two of its ...

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20/12/2015

Deep Thinking: Chris Squire – Godfather of Prog Bass

Deep Thinking is making a brief return to the world of progressive rock in this issue to make a tribute to the great Yes ...

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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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17/02/2015

Maree Thom: On Bass With Sugar Man

Her name may not be familiar, but Maree Thom spent much of last year touring with Rodriguez, the very famous American singer ...

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04/09/2014

Robert Scott: Explorations Continue

Perhaps it’s more a legacy of his famous Antarctic-exploring namesake, but Robert Scott’s name seems to carry with it ...

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