|Making Music - July 1986|
British Music Fair
Incorporating the News. And starring all you need to know about the new products and where they'll be. The one you need.
The bit where you get out your nice writing sets and tell us what's what. OK?
This, however, is the bit where we tell you gossipy tittle-tattle you've never heard before.
The Dumb Chums
Four-stringed readers of Making Music show one-stringers how to go further.
Skill Centre: Big Country
Big Country's Bruce Watson plays | Big Country
Country guitarist Bruce Watson shows you the chords to 'Look Away'.
That Genesis Touch
Tony Banks samples the "Invisible Touch" album, keyboard by keyboard.
Now it's time to learn the easy four-chord turnaround: write great pop songs, make money etc.
That Was Then...
Historic and faintly embarrassing pix of Jeff Beck and John Paul Jones. Another exclusive!
Hitting things and being more intelligent about the whole business, claims Geoff Nicholls.
Make Your Own Guitar
A new book on the subject is reviewed by our own guitar-chopper Adrian Legg.
You Never Knew About Status Quo... | Status Quo
...and 17 things you never knew about the men who tie their instruments up in guitar leads.
Production Values - Part 2
Part two, in which we meet the fifth Beatle, George Martin, and also brush with Trevor Horn's Fairlight.
What It All Means
This month, we tell you (very softly) exactly what the loudspeaker jargon really means.
Chips From The Editor's Workbench
Joking apart, this one-off practical column makes the rest of the magazine look quite serious.
Exactly that, with emphasis on the budgie cage liners known as local papers.
mini sampler keyboard
A chat with keyboard person Mick MacNeil about technology, touring and techniques.
Big In Japan
Is what Yamaha do. Our brave and selfless editor finds out how, first hand.
New noises to try for your DX7, Juno 106, JX8P, and CZ101 synths. Get twiddling.
Find out what compound intervals are. Oh all right then, they're a kind of dead useful chord.
Chord of the Month
The Glass Bead Game
The man the man who the man who makes the man who the man who the man who makes repetitive music.
Guild jazz guitar
Mini Manhattan semi-acoustic
Another program to get MIDI dashing around between your DX21 and BBC micro. Crikey blimey.
The page that new bands and A&R people rush to first in your soaraway Making Music.
New music from Eurythmics, David Lee Roth, Queen, Genesis, ELP, and old-time Beatles.
A Brush With Colourbox
Eclectic electricians who do unofficial world cup themes and official singles called 'Philip Glass'.
The Buyer's Bible
The unique and famous Making Music Top 40 charts of Britain's favourite gear.