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  • Top 10: The Best Bass Lessons (September 2010)

    Top 10: The Best Bass Lessons (September 2010)

    This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass lessons for September, 2010, based on No Treble reader visits. 1. Slap Bass 101 – the series Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell shows you the way to slappin’ da bass in this 6-part series. 2. Introduction to Bebop Scale Forms In this lesson... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: Purple Haze Solo Bass

    Viaceslav Svedov: Purple Haze Solo Bass

    As long as Viaceslav Svedov keeps producing these videos, we’re going to keep showcasing him. In this video, Viaceslav does his bass-only version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”. Wow. »

  • Michael Anthony Opens Up on VH1’s That Metal Show

    Michael Anthony Opens Up on VH1’s That Metal Show

    On a recent episode of VH1’s That Metal Show, Michael Anthony shared his story about why he’s no longer in Van Halen. The bassist, who now holds down the low end in the rock supergroup Chickenfoot, said that he was never asked about the band’s recent “reunion” tour, as well as their new album, due... »

  • Gear Watch: MTD Andrew Gouche Signature 635

    Gear Watch: MTD Andrew Gouche Signature 635

    Gospel legend Andrew Gouche has shared details of his new Signature MTD bass on his Facebook Page. The Andrew Gouche Signature MTD 635-24 is a 6-string, 35″ scale bass that features an alder body with a maple burl top and a maple neck with a purple heart fingerboard. The neck’s side dots are made from... »

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  • Ask Damian Erskine: Working with Tricky Drummers

    Ask Damian Erskine: Working with Tricky Drummers

    Q: I was wondering how you play with jazz drummers who seem intent on messing everyone up with syncopation. I’ve seen and played with drummers who will start a polyrhythm and repeat it for two measures to set up a downbeat, and they expect me to come in on time? I want to be able... »

  • Eddie Gomez: Live Double Bass Solo

    Eddie Gomez: Live Double Bass Solo

    Here’s a nice solo by bassist Eddie Gomez, performing with Chick Corea’s Three Quartets Band. »

  • Joelle Leandre and India Cooke Release “Journey”

    Joelle Leandre and India Cooke Release “Journey”

    Free improv bassist Joelle Leandre has teamed up with violinist India Cooke for a new album entitled Journey on NoBusiness Records. The new CD contains a real-time improvised performance split into six tracks from a conference called “Improvisation and Identity: Discovering Self and Community in a Trans-Cultural Age,” which was held in Denver, Colorado. Drawing... »

  • Reader Spotlight: James Cain

    Reader Spotlight: James Cain

    Meet James Cain, a bassist from Weslaco, Texas and our player in the spotlight for October 26, 2010. Bio: I’ve been a bass player for 37 years, and I was a Bass Performance Major in college. I play all types of music, mainly jazz, blues, funk, rock, country, Latin and Latin Jazz. I’ve played with... »

  • Metallica: For Whom The Bell Tolls (Cliff Burton Isolated Bass)

    Metallica: For Whom The Bell Tolls (Cliff Burton Isolated Bass)

    We love the isolated bass track videos at No Treble HQ. Here’s an extra special one, featuring the bass work of Cliff Burton, performing “For Whom The Bell Tolls”. »

  • Jeff Beck with Rhonda Smith: Live And Exclusive From The Grammy Museum

    Jeff Beck with Rhonda Smith: Live And Exclusive From The Grammy Museum

    In April, 2010, Jeff Beck won his fifth Grammy award and celebrated with a concert for a small audience at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Beck and his band, including bassist Rhonda Smith performed a mix of songs from Beck’s latest studio album Emotion and Commotion (an album featuring bassist Tal Wilkenfeld), as well... »