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21/12/2016

Deep Thinking: Some 12/8 Xmas Trickiness With The Verlaines!

As it’s the Christmas period, I thought I would do some shameless marketing. There is a new album, ‘Dunedin Spleen’ ...

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07/12/2016

Deep Thinking: Keyboard Bass + Bass Guitar = Huge Bass!

This Deep Thinking bass lesson concerns how two sources of bass in a band can sound big and grunty (is that a word?). I did ...

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10/08/2016

Get Yer Kit Off: Stu Harwood

Not many local drummers will have built their own acrylic drum kit, or constructed a vintage drum machine. Stuart Harwood ...

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27/07/2016

Deep Thinking: Some Country Slap Blues

In this issue we are going to take some of the techniques from last issue’s Deep Thinking column and turn them into a country ...

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26/06/2016

Deep Thinking: Debussy Encore

This issue is the second part of the bass arrangement I have scored of Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune. What happens after ...

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Deep Thinking: Bass In Your Face

In the last NZM issue, we looked at some iconic Afro-American funk bass lines that used a 'less is more' approach. We'll ...

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Deep Thinking: Funk Meets Jazz – James Jamerson (1936-’83)

As promised in the last issue, we are going to look at some of the aspects of James Jamerson'’s bass playing that made him ...

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Deep Thinking: Jack Bruce (1943 – 2014)

Many readers of the Deep Thinking column will be familiar with British trio Cream, one of the bands of the late 1960s that ...

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Deep Thinking: Arpeggios on Bass

Welcome to NZ Musician's new bass column we've badged Deep Thinking! Over the next few issues, we are going to look at aspects ...

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