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31/08/2015

Guitar Cool: Stuck In A Rut?

It's been wintery for a few months now and you may well be feeling like you're stuck in a rut. A few people have been asking ...

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26/08/2015

Deep Thinking: YYZ: The Prog Rock of Rush continued…

After the tricky introduction that we looked at in the last issue of NZM, we are now in a relatively easier section of the ...

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23/06/2015

Finding Your Voice: Phrasing…

Fray zing...  or how to get the Em-PHA-Sis right. I believe the most important element of phrasing is feeling: feeling the ...

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24/04/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: Chords – It’s Not What You Know

This article is not about learning lots of new chord shapes. For that, you could check out any number of books – Jon Damian'’s ...

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09/04/2013

Jazz Guitar Shed: Come on, Surprise me

One of the wonderful things about improvising is that you don't know what or when you are going to play next, and neither ...

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14/03/2013

Building Blocks: The Gentle Art of B.S. Detection in the Music Business

There are some facts of life in this business, and one of the most annoying is that people lie. They lie to each other, they ...

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06/03/2013

Finding Your Voice: Totally Wired! Energy and Voice

Let’s hit the ground running and discuss the ‘energy’ required when singing – which kind and how much. There are ...

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09/05/2012

Guitar Cool: Blues Scale Primer

The minor pentatonic scale is a favourite scale for rock guitarists to get ideas for soloing, with the Blues scale being ...

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Building Blocks: Starting From Square One (Part 2) – Developing Your Chops

Developing your chops: Last issue covered the basics of being a dependable, righteous band musician if you're just starting ...

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