|Making Music - May 1986|
One Man's Meat
Making Music's most violent pen, Mr John Morrish, discusses 'festivals'.
All the latest info on tomorrow's gear, and more free details if you need them.
The musicians' gossip column. Stuff you wouldn't believe. (We didn't.)
You appear to like us, according to our mail bag. Wonder why?
The Dumb Chums
Our cartoon heroes consider brain surgery and stardom.
Skill Centre: Madness
Seamus Beaghen of Madness goes to | Madness
Pianist Seamus Beaghen shows you the way around "Our House" in words, diagrams and pics.
Better Bass Bits
Two short chord tips for the expanding four string person.
Korg Poly 800 II
Siouxsie & The Banshees
"Tinderbox" talk with Severin, Budgie, Carruthers. New album, new chords.
Playing The Perfect Gig
Start here to avoid disaster and achieve applause. We bring you clues from experienced hands.
Technically Speaking - Part 2
Part two in our build-your-own-MIDI link for a BBC and DX21.
More keyboard tips, useful exercises, and a chord of the month.
Chord of the Month
You never knew about Big Country | Big Country
A Brief Guide To Awful Foreign Instruments
Computers have made Vince Clarke a different Keyboardist. And you'll never guess why.
Pearl World Series drumkit
More new patches for the Casio CZ101, Yamaha DX7, and Korg DW6000.
Geoff Nicholls' drum column batters ahead and considers the skills behind timing.
If buying secondhand guitars fills you with dread, follow our fault and flaw guide to dodgy instruments.
Alternative routes to funny fingerings. Tuning is not cheating, we say.
Chord of the Month
four track cassette
Making Music Competition
Win totally incredible new gear and make friends.
What It All Means
This month we make sense of effects units and what the words say.
Our demo tape review column listens to your trackings and offers (constructive) comments. Are you band enough to take the test.
An Inside Job
Shock discovery for instrument makers - funny you should say that.
May/Day - things of import, and another strange guitar ready to stick on your studio wall.
Siouxsie and the Banshees, Van Halen, Cocteau Twins and some of last month's better albums, reviewed musician-wise.
A Date With The Cramps
The top 40 chart of Britain's favourite gear plus an instant guide to their performance.