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Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of May 5

Here are the most read stories and most watched videos on No Treble for the week of May 5-11, 2013.

Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing!

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2013)

1. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2013)

What’s better than a great bass-focused video? How about ten? Here are the 10 most watched videos on No Treble for the month of April. Enjoy, but don’t get in trouble at work…

Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

2. Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

This month’s transcription is bassist Tal Wilkenfeld’s fantastic solo on the Jeff Beck classic “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”. There are several live recordings of this track, but the one transcribed here is from the Crossroads Guitar Festival from 2007. Download the transcription and follow along…

Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

3. Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”…

Niels-Henning ؘrsted Pedersen: Autumn Leaves

4. Niels-Henning ؘrsted Pedersen: Autumn Leaves

Every time I watch or listen to NHؘP, I have to stop everything else I’m doing. His jaw-dropping virtuosity and sheer technicality is unmatched. Here’s an awesome clip of the Great Dane ripping up the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves”. He even starts the song off with a tip of the hat to Jaco Pastorius…

DBZ Guitars Releases Barchetta Bass Series

5. DBZ Guitars Releases Barchetta Bass Series

DBZ Guitars has introduced the Barchetta Bass, a model based on DBZ’s flagship guitar. The bass follows the company’s trend of blending modern and traditional styles for unique instruments. The Barchetta Bass comes in three versions based on their tops: Standard (ST), Flame Maple (FM), and Spalt Maple (SM)…

Musical Growth: Thought Process, Practice and Dedication

6. Musical Growth: Thought Process, Practice and Dedication

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to hear expressed all manner of explanation as to why someone is not progressing as they wish. Although every situation and individual is unique, some common “explanations” are the result of fallacious thinking. Get the lowdown from Dr. D…

Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

7. Funk and R&B Bass – At a Glance

Hal Leonard’s new At a Glance for bassists gets its latest edition with the release of Funk and R&B Bass. As with all the titles in the series, Funk and R&B Bass pairs instructional DVD lessons with a supplemental book with TAB notation and details…

Performing Live: Memorization vs. Reading vs. Improvisation

8. Performing Live: Memorization vs. Reading vs. Improvisation

In this week’s Ask Damian Erskine column, a reader asks about breaking free from having to memorize (or read) so much music, and learning how to just play

Bass of the Week: Browne Basses Milo

9. Bass of the Week: Browne Basses Milo

This week’s Bass of the Week is fantastic instrument built by luthier Mike Browne. This particular version of his Milo model bass features some fancy woodwork, especially on the body…

The Police: Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test

10. The Police: Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test

Here’s some old school Police for you. Recorded in 1978, Sting and the boys bring their raw energy (and awesome sunglasses) to “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “Next To You” on this taped performance for The Old Grey Whistle Test. The show was The Police’s first ever TV appearance in the UK.