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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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12/08/2019

Gear Review: Yamaha CP88 Stage Piano

Among no doubt plenty of other new instrument offerings, Yamaha has this year unveiled the CP73 and CP88 stage pianos, boasting ...

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09/08/2019

David Feehan: 5

70 years and still smashing it! David Feehan is a veteran of the Wellington scene. He had a vinyl release (‘Ballade’) ...

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06/08/2019

On Foreign Soil: Hans at SXSW 2019

Hans (actually hans.) is the stage name adopted by Auckland hip hop artist Hanju Kim, who first featured on NZMusician.co.nz ...

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05/08/2019

Skyscraper Stan: Golden Boy Vol.I and Vol.II

Melbourne-based Kiwi songsmith Skyscraper Stan's (Stan Woodhouse) folk-rock wordplay continues at the forefront of his ...

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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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26/07/2019

Ex-Pat Files: Oliver Emmitt

Oliver Emmitt says it was on a whim that he first decided to try living in Amsterdam back in May 2011. The versatile trombone ...

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19/07/2019

Brother Sister: SSDD EP

Released on June 7, the ‘SSDD’ EP from Auckland band Brother Sister has a charming setlist that'll take you straight ...

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Fresh Talent: Pickle Darling

Christchurch multi-instrumentalist Pickle Darling is turning heads with his witty, thought-provoking take on bedroom pop. ...

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