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21/09/2018

X-Factory: Carnivorous Plant Society – Don’t Go Outside

On first hearing Carnivorous Plant Society ’s Don’t Go Outside I felt transfixed by the performance, recorded live for ...

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19/09/2018

Road Rules: Staying Healthy As A Working Musician

Tattletale Saints’ bass player and singer Vanessa McGowan has previously provided NZM readers with insightful lessons and ...

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12/09/2018

Building Blocks: Self-Manage Or Bust!

Self-manage or bust: Ask the average working musician how they’re doing these days and they’ll likely shrug and tell ...

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07/09/2018

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important ...

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23/07/2018

Finding Your Voice: The Yoga Of Voice

This column investigates and celebrates the connection between the physical body, spirit and sound. I combine vocal warm-ups ...

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02/07/2018

Legal Bandwidth: Adding Up A Manager

Successful music artists will tell you that the management team you choose will make or break you in this business. Your ...

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20/06/2018

Guitar Cool: Travis Picking

This is an introductory lesson into the classic acoustic guitar technique of Travis picking, which was made famous by the ...

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09/05/2018

Deep Thinking: Addicted To Chic

As mentioned in previous Deep Thinking columns, I have always admired the bass playing of the late Bernard Edwards (1952–1996), ...

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13/04/2018

Finding Your Voice: Atawhai – Compassion For Your Own Voice

“What the world needs now, is love sweet love. That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” – thanks ...

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