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26/06/2016

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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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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09/06/2016

Deep Thinking: Some Greasy Funk

As promised in the last NZM issue, we are going to do some slap exercises. These have a very slight difference from exercises ...

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08/04/2016

Deep Thinking: And We Could Be Heroes…

This issue’s Deep Thinking column presented a dilemma. The last couple of years have seen the bass world lose two of its ...

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20/12/2015

Deep Thinking: Chris Squire – Godfather of Prog Bass

Deep Thinking is making a brief return to the world of progressive rock in this issue to make a tribute to the great Yes ...

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26/10/2015

Deep Thinking: Two ‘Why I Am A Bass Player’ Singles

This issue’'s Deep Thinking bass column is the result of a conversation between some of the University of Otago Music Department ...

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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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