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31/01/2020

Building Blocks: Managing Your Band Pt 3

Managing your band, part 3: Paying yourself. Thus far in this series, I’ve discussed the need for a band to have a manager ...

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22/01/2020

Accounting Down: 2020 IRD Revisions To Claiming Tax On Your Vehicle

2020 IRD Revisions: The Inland Revenue Department promised to make the claiming of motor vehicle usage much easier and so ...

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17/01/2020

Deep Thinking: Carol Kaye Of The Wrecking Crew

In this Deep Thinking session, we are going to look at a couple of tracks recorded by legendary US session bassist, Carol ...

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22/11/2019

Guitar Cool: The Forgotten Art Of Listening

Actively listening to music is one part of practising that many guitar players miss – in fact almost all musicians miss ...

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09/09/2019

Guitar Cool: Practising for Playing Live

No one wants to make mistakes or look inept when up on stage in front of an audience, but I have seen it happen many times, ...

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02/08/2019

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Birdland

For this issue, I have transcribed the opening bass part on the seminal Weather Report track Birdland from the band’s 1977 ...

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10/06/2019

Finding Your Voice: Just Keep Swimming

Just keep swimming: A hero's quest. ‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what good am ...

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15/05/2019

Road Rules: The Wisdom Of Saying No

Most of the time it’s awesome to say yes. Being positive and curious leads to great experiences and emotional growth. Recently ...

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03/05/2019

Rob Joass’ Six Tips For A Happy Career

With over 25 years on the NZ music scene under his belt and a three-time NZ Music Awards finalist, Wellingtonian Rob Joass has ...

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