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Making Music - August 1986

Editorial
Editorial

The News
News

All the new stuff, including a special feature on the soon-come Stepp digital guitar.

Smoke
News

'Ere, did you know that old wossisname is doing so-and-so with a wotchermaccallit.

This article has no OCR bodytext.Letters
Feedback

Write immediately to Making Music, 40 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0NE.

The Dumb Chums
Feature

The most famous cartoon group in the world.

Brass Tacks Part 1
Feature

Little boy blue, come blow up your horn — but first, read this introduction to blowing saxes etc.

Secondhand Synths
Feature

A crafty buyer's guide — what to look for.

Chord of The Month
Feature

Keyboards

Skill Centre: Whitesnake
Feature

Whitesnake

Back to 1980 as Neil Murray shows you how to play the bass on 'Fool For Your Loving'.

Busker Bloodvessel
Feature

Going Busking

Should you do it? Can you legally do it? Have you got the right sort of songs to do it?

No Fixxed Abode
Interview

The Fixx

Big in America, big in rehearsal rooms — but why isn't this dead good pop group dead big here?

Splitting Image
Feature

Why Bands Break Up

A unique Making Music survey; plus a quiz to find out if you're the splitting type.

Program Notes
Feature

Fed up with those boring 'preset' things that everyone else uses? Turn to page 20 rapido.

Mixing for the Small Gig Part 1
Feature

How to understand those mixer type things that put all the noises through the PA. S'easy.

It Got Nicked
Interview

Nick Heyward

Nick some ideas for songwriting, nick a few big semi-acoustic Gretsches, nick this issue.

Ostenders
Feature

Dave Stewart

Chord of the Month
Feature

Guitar

Synth Sense
Feature

Lots of chords, including the diminished fifth modified dominant seventh.

What It All Means
Feature

Sampling

Sampling is the subject this time: we turn the technical phrases into real language.

Drum Hum
Feature

"Are these electronic kits gonna take over altogether, d'you reckon?" asks Geoff Nicholls.

Transpose
Feature

Transposing Songs

That's about it actually: the headline sums it all up. Are we in the right key?

Alesis MIDIFEX
Review

Multiple Effects Unit

This article has no OCR bodytext.Albums
Music Review

New grooves from the Housemartins, Wham!, the Smiths and GTR.

Two Pay
Feature

Two-Chord Songs

Just two, yup. Everyone from the Who to Duran Duran has used the trick. Now you can.

16 Things
Feature

You Never Knew About Talking Heads | Talking Heads

This article has no OCR bodytext.Demology
Music Review

Send your tape for review to Making Music, 40 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0NE.

Technically Speaking
Feature

What you can get from a MIDI Implementation Sheet, apart from total bafflement.

Murder Most Fiddly
Feature

Group Killing

A guide — not entirely seriously, it must be said — to getting rid of the others.

August Calendar
Feature

Plus Garth Blore's pic of a rare Burns Black Bison bass.

Peak Aid
Interview

Bill Nelson

A home recordist amongst home recordists traces his own history through tape recorders he has used.

This article has no OCR bodytext.The Buyer's Bible
Feature

Our unique Top 40 gear charts.

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