School of Rock

A music teaching program designed by four Christchurch friends has taken off online, selling more than 10,000 copies – mostly in the US – in just two years. Jamorama is a step by step guide to learning guitar by ear, using video clips, educational computer games, jam tracks, and a method for remembering chords devised by a university psychologist. “I wrote Jamorama because I was fed up with the quality of the guitar playing books on the market,” says Jamorama spokesman Ben Edwards, a qualified teacher and former lead guitarist for Christchurch band Degrees.K. Edwards and co-founders Mark Ling, David McKinnon and Jon Coursey plan to follow up Jamorama with Bassorama, Drumorama, Rocketpiano and – eventually – a real life rock school.


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New Zealand’s Political Debates Show What Changes When Two Women Lead

New Zealand’s Political Debates Show What Changes When Two Women Lead

“New Zealand’s recent election, which ended up with an electoral landslide for the incumbent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, says something about women in leadership roles. With the leaders of New Zealand’s…