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Pagination Problem When Using Two Queries in Wordpress


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I'm having a real problem with one of my Wordpress category pages. I use a 3-column grid system on this page and just recently I needed to add an advert to the page, so I thought I would do one query at the top with the first two posts, then add the advert to complete the row. Then I would use a second query underneath creating the posts using the traditional grid system with 3 in each row. 
This is working well except for the pagination, which adds the two items form the first query everytime it paginates. You can see this in action at http://soundsandcolours.com/music/
Does anyone know what I can do to make the Pagination ignore the first query, and just keep running the second query instead. I've included all of my code below:
1st Query:
$musiccat_posts = new WP_Query($query_string."&posts_per_page=2");
if ($musiccat_posts->have_posts()):
$musiccatIDs = array();
$musiccatIDs[] = get_the_ID();

2nd Query:

$paged = ( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ? absint( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) : 1;
global $moremusiccat_query;
        $music_args = array(
            'cat' => 1841,
            'posts_per_page' => 15,
            'post__not_in' => $musiccatIDs,
            'paged' => $paged
$moremusiccat_query = new WP_Query( $music_args );
while ($moremusiccat_query -> have_posts()) : $moremusiccat_query -> the_post(); ?>
Pagination Code:
                    $big = 999999999; // need an unlikely integer
                    echo paginate_links( array(
                        'base' => str_replace( $big, '%#%', esc_url( get_pagenum_link( $big ) ) ),
                        'format' => '?paged=%#%',
                        'current' => max( 1, get_query_var('paged') ),
                        'total' => $moremusiccat_query->max_num_pages
                    ) );
Any help would be massively appreciated!
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