|Making Music - November 1986
You Never Knew About David Bowie | David Bowie
The first Making Music poll: vote now for your musicianly faves and hates of 1986.
Tonight the hot instrumental news is read by someone with a megaphone. Strange.
Arguments, frank exchanges of views, outrageous commentary — and all written by clever old you.
The fabulous cartoon group appear exclusively in Making Music. Prepare your laughing gear.
The sort of thing you'll turn to first: lies, gossip, tittle-tattle, rumours, humous...
Much-noticed blues guitarist suggests playing solos on front pickup shock.
Make wacky new sounds for your synthesiser with our clear patch diagrams. S'easy.
Pino Palladino Gives Us His "Wherever..." Bassline | Pino Palladino
Fretless Pino shows you how to play the bassline to Paul Young's 'Wherever I Lay My Hat'.
What makes great drummers great when they all use the same currency, the Beat?
This month the Wiggly marks and funny numbers of musical notation are explained proper, like.
An A-Z of stuff that'll help you to get better sounds
Studio time with bassist Mo Foster, drummer Tom Nichol and keyboardist Danny Shogger.
To fill a room. Well, it depends. To find out just what, use those fingers (on those pages).
What's A Gate?
A gadget that only lets certain sounds through — geddit? Deeper analysis on page 20.
Your tapes assessed by the Making Music A&R department. Some we sign, some we don't.
Singist Richard Butler tells how a vocalist's attitude can affect the rest of the group.
Two of the group write, the rest play, and they end up with "The Pacific Age" LP.
D'you find that the basslines you put on your new songs are unadventurous? Here's some inspiration.
A program to convert aftertouch data from a KX5 into controller data for a DX21, Crikey!
Oldies identified: Epiphone, Ibanez, Fender, Eros, Radiotone, Hofner, Rickenbacker, Excetro and Fasan.
Improvisation. You know, making it up, off the top of your head. Of course you can do it.
...and how to avoid them. Or at least, how to tell what's gone wrong, quickly.
Weird tales from ace guitarist's LP sessions; shawms, theremins, and a silver band.
Boss DR220A and 220E Drum Machines
A guide to who they are, where they are, and what they do. Your first step to a handmade guitar.
We heard this funny story on the way to the studio/ rehearsal/gig/mortuary. Here it is.
Paul Day's unique Strat with a cold-cast bronze body. It's hideous! And Garth Blore photographed it.
New stuff from Nik Kershaw, XTC, plus the Making Music playlist.
Britain's only instrument and gear charts, complete with mini-reviews and spec.