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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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13/06/2019

Vox Pops: The Best Thing In My NZ Music Month 2019 Was…

NZM asked a few local music industry folk, and other players, about their memorable moments of NZ Music Month, May 2019. ...

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20/05/2019

The Verlaines: Dunedin Spleen

Dunedin Spleen by The Verlaines

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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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