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GUITAR TUNER FEATURE: PART ONE-WHAT THE PLAYERS USE

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 28, 2017

There’s no joy in a tune if it’s out of tune. Even the world’s finest musicians can sound cringe-worthy if their A’s are flat or their C’s aren’t sharp. Just because you’ve tuned your guitar before you walked on stage, doesn’t guarantee it’s going to stay that way for the…

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GUITAR TUNER FEATURE: PART TWO – TUNER OPTIONS

Posted in Accessories, Artists, Gear, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 28, 2017

In part one of our guitar tuning feature, we spoke to a number of local players about the tuners they use and why. In part two we now look at some of the tuning options currently available on the market. TC Electronic Distributed in Australia by Amber Technology PolyTune is…

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DOLCE KAMZELAS IVANYI – MODERN GUITARISTS WORKSHOP FOR SYDNEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 26, 2017

I don’t know about you but I’ve found the easiest way to learn anything properly is to have hands on, face to face tuition from experts. That way you can witness first hand how things are done and you’re able to ask questions on the spot as your queries come…

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DREAM THEATER: JOHN PETRUCCI ‘IMAGES & WORDS’ TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 21, 2017

At the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim earlier this year, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci announced to us that the band would be embarking on a 25th Anniversary Images & Words world tour and suggested that they might bring the tour to Australia in September. True to his word, Dream…

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A CHAT WITH ELECTRO LABEL TEMPEST RECORDINGS’ DAMIANO VERNA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 15, 2017

It seems you can blink an eye and an entire decade slips past. Blink again and suddenly it is 2017 and one of Australia’s most enduring independent electronic record labels is the better part of a couple of decades old and has well and truly established a legacy. A global…

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EVERCLEAR’S ART ALEXAKIS TALKS ‘SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW’ OZ TOUR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 13, 2017

There’s a hoard of rock songs from the grunge, alt-rock era 90s which just occupy space in your head and like it or not, never look like leaving. ART ALEXAKIS from Portland band EVERCLEAR is responsible for some of them and many are from their 1996 album, So Much For…

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SON LITTLE’S NEW MAGIC

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 13, 2017

If you caught one of Son Little’s shows on his Australian tour last year or have heard his debut self-titled album, you’ll know that the guy’s unique take on American roots music is both refreshing and powerful. The new-soul, rhythm & blues artist, whose real name is Aaron Livingston is…

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ROCKFEST 2017 PRESENTED BY CRANBOURNE MUSIC

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 11, 2017

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips headed down to Templestowe College last week to witness the state final of ROCKFEST 2017 and was mighty impressed with the level of talent. Here’s the report. RockFest is the brainchild of Luc Travers, Education Manager at Cranbourne Music. It’s a competition run through Victorian schools…

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INTERVIEW WITH ACCEPT’S WOLF HOFFMAN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 7, 2017

Interview by Baz Bardoe In 1981 a German band called Accept released the album ‘Breaker’. I still have my original vinyl record, and at the time I had never heard anything quite so raw and aggressive in the metal genre. It wasn’t like these days where you can get on…

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WE CHAT TO NEW SA WEEKEND WARRIORS’ COACH DINO JAG

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 5, 2017

Anyone who has gone through a Weekend Warriors program will know that there are many inevitabilities; you will meet new people, have a lot of fun playing music together and you’ll get looked after with quality instruments at the jam and professional PA and staging at the Big Gig. The…

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