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14/02/2017

The Verlaines: Delayed Gratification

The Verlaines have been a musical force for 35 years (in various guises), and intriguingly currently exist in two versions, ...

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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: 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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Deep Thinking: Mr. Faun’s Afternoon

A very happy and successful New Year to you. Following on from the last issues cross-handed tapping piece, I have written ...

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Deep Thinking: Frank Prestia – A Tower of Power

As mentioned in the last issue of NZ Musician, we are going to look at a couple of bass parts from Frank ‘Rocco’ Prestia, ...

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Deep Thinking: Getting Funky Fun With Flea

Some funky fun this time from a bass player much admired in rock and funk circles – Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...

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