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11/04/2019

Deep Thinking: Purple Haze

Hi Everyone, this issue’s challenge is to play some Jimi Hendrix. I have transcribed the introduction to Purple Haze as ...

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13/07/2018

Flying Nun Master Tapes Now Safe In Alexander Turnbull Library 

The Alexander Turnbull Library, part of the National Library of New Zealand, has become the safe and secure repository of ...

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20/03/2018

Deep Thinking: Sting Plays Bass

I’ve always been an admirer of Sting ’s songwriting and singing (especially while playing some very tricky bass lines). ...

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09/02/2018

Deep Thinking: Fretting Over Picking Technique

What more could a bassist ask for than something to play while sitting in the sun waiting for the onslaught of New Year’s ...

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21/08/2017

Elider: Red Bird

'Red Bird' by Elider hits you from the get go. It's not the most sonically sophisticated thing you will ever hear, but ...

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28/07/2017

Look Blue Go Purple: Legacy of Enchantment

Look Blue Go Purple need no introduction as one of the most beloved groups to come out of Dunedin’s alternative pop/rock ...

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17/07/2017

Deep Thinking: Chuck Berry

Just as I had finished writing about the mathematical complexities of Meshuggah and Tessaract in the last edition, the news ...

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16/02/2017

Paul Cathro: Parachute Down

The last time Paul Cathro was pictured in NZ Musician it was as a member of Dunedin band Ha The Unclear, who were about to ...

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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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