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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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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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