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25/10/2017

Deep Thinking: Jaco Pastorius

Back in February, I had an accident that every musician dreads – I cut the tendon and nerves that control my left index ...

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01/09/2017

Guitar Cool: Vanilla Chords

' Vanilla chords ' is a term used in the jazz guitar world which essentially means you need to reduce the chord progression ...

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17/07/2017

Deep Thinking: Chuck Berry

Just as I had finished writing about the mathematical complexities of Meshuggah and Tessaract in the last edition, the news ...

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29/06/2017

Guitar Cool: The Lead Guitar Player’s Role

In the last issue I wrote about the role of the rhythm guitarist, so this month I will give you some cool ideas to use when ...

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14/06/2017

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 6 – Club Gigs

This column has covered club gigs several times in the past, but here I want to focus on three important points that fit ...

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07/06/2017

Finding Your Voice: Time To Take A Self-Esteem Bath

Much space was left behind in the wake of my last column about the myth of needing the self-confidence to sing. Listing pitfalls ...

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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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18/04/2017

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 5 – Weddings

My last article left us orbiting Planet Party, and away missions visited a few lucrative locations; playing at private events, ...

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29/03/2017

Finding Your Voice: The Myth of Self – Confidence

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is it confidence that makes you capable of performance, or performance the gives ...

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