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29/06/2016

Building Blocks: All-Ages & School Gigs – Stage Trek 3

Starting this ‘Stage Trek’ series last issue, I gave a few general pointers on how to hunt down places for your band ...

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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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18/05/2016

Building Blocks: Venues – Stage Trek 1

Mid-July 1982. For a 20th birthday gig, it had been a disheartening night. My band had just finished playing the classy, ...

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04/05/2016

The Lawful Truth: Payment Provisions

It doesn’t matter how great a recording or publishing deal you think you might have been offered, getting paid is undoubtedly ...

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28/04/2016

Guitar Cool: Learning Simple Melodies

In the last few articles I’ve been talking about certain things that can slow or stall a guitar player’s musical growth, ...

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15/04/2016

Building Blocks: Status in the Scene Part 3

Part three of this Building Blocks' Status in the Scene series concerns touring bands. It all started very casually for ...

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05/04/2016

Finding Your Voice: The Paua Of Evaluation

Good singers and songwriters are master-craftspeople and artists – albeit, often sensitive and insecure ones. Therefore, ...

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13/03/2016

The Lawful Truth: Recording Release Agreements

Recording Release Agreements are incredibly important documents as they clarify just what rights all the parties involved ...

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04/03/2016

Guitar Cool: Do Your Solos Sound Like Scales?

A common grumble among guitar players is that their solos sound like they’re playing scales. Have you complained of this ...

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