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  • Shame, Shame, Shame: Live Cover with MarloweDK

    Shame, Shame, Shame: Live Cover with MarloweDK

    MarloweDK, aka Thomas Risell, is more commonly found teaching in his videos. So it is a nice treat to see him laying it down in a live performance. Here, Thomas is performing the Shirley & Company tune “Shame, Shame, Shame”, in what he calls a “relaxed gig.” Thomas adds, “Almost no guitar on this I’m... »

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  • Bryan Beller Releases Thanks In Advance: The Official Bass Transcription Book

    Bryan Beller Releases Thanks In Advance: The Official Bass Transcription Book

    Bryan Beller has released Thanks In Advance: The Official Bass Transcription Book, with completely accurate details of the bass lines, fingerings, and techniques he used on his second solo album. Beller employed the work of Stevie Glasgow for the actual transcription work, then worked with him to edit it to be 100% accurate. He also... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Brian Wilkerson

    Reader Spotlight: Brian Wilkerson

    Meet Brian Wilkerson, a bassist from the San Francisco bay area and our player in the spotlight for May 24, 2011. Bio: I have been playing the bass professionally for the past 10 years and I love it! I have recorded, toured and performed with numerous bands of various styles across the San Francisco bay... »

  • Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer

    Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer

    Last week, while enjoying a video from a television show featuring the duo of Ryan Madora on bass and Don Evans on guitar (see below), it reminded me of other playing situations where drummers were not present. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to hear first hand from Ryan on how playing without a drummer... »

  • Stu Hamm with Greg Howe and Dennis Chambers: Kick It All Over

    Stu Hamm with Greg Howe and Dennis Chambers: Kick It All Over

    Stu Hamm just wrapped up a short Russian tour with guitarist Greg Howe and drummer Dennis Chambers and shared this video of Howe’s tune, “Kick It All Over.” The clip shows the amazing prowess of each musician, with Hamm taking a tasty solo starting around the 2:16 mark. »

  • Lava Cable Introduces Para-Strap VII

    Lava Cable Introduces Para-Strap VII

    Lava Cable is getting into the world of accessories, starting with their Para-Strap VII. Adjustable from 44 to 55 inches, the strap was designed by a paratrooper and is built for durability and comfort. The strap is made of two-inch Type 24 military parachute webbing with 22 inches of 1/4” thick padding covered by two-inch... »

  • Steve Lawson Releases “11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything”

    Steve Lawson Releases “11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything”

    Bassist Steve Lawson has released his first solo studio album in 6 years, entitled 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything. Recorded between October 2010 and April 2011, “11 Reasons” is full of ambient as well as melodic music that the bassist describes as a “film in 11 discreet acts.” Lawson once again puts... »

  • More Approaches to Jazz Tunes

    More Approaches to Jazz Tunes

    I’ve talked in the past about delving into a new tune using what I call “The Treatment.” It’s a flexible yet organized way to become more fluent on a tune, especially if it is new to you. Sometimes, however, we are looking to delve even more deeply into a tune, or perhaps we find ourselves... »

  • Greg Bagley Solo Bass: Flight of Neptune

    Greg Bagley Solo Bass: Flight of Neptune

    Greg Bagley, a bassist from Seattle, wrote this original tune, entitled “Flight of Neptune”. Greg is playing his Ken Lawrence bass in this video, and included a slideshow at the end of this video with the original recording of the tune playing over it. »

  • Rewind: Custom Shop, Bass Player Health, New Flecktones, and the Best Bass Videos and Gear of the Week

    Rewind: Custom Shop, Bass Player Health, New Flecktones, and the Best Bass Videos and Gear of the Week

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of May 15 – 21. 1. Ain’t No Sunshine: John Mayer Trio Live with Pino Palladino Recorded during the 2010 Crossroads Festival, here’s the John Mayer Trio performing the Bill Wither’s classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Pino Palladino really lays... »