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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: Arpeggios on Bass

Welcome to NZ Musician's new bass column we've badged Deep Thinking! Over the next few issues, we are going to look at aspects ...

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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: 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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