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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: Touching Bass with Debussy

I have written (or arranged!) something extremely different from our recent rock and funk escapades for this first issue ...

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Deep Thinking: Debussy Encore

This issue is the second part of the bass arrangement I have scored of Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune. What happens after ...

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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: Funk Meets Jazz – James Jamerson (1936-’83)

As promised in the last issue, we are going to look at some of the aspects of James Jamerson'’s bass playing that made him ...

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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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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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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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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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