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Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of May 4th

Time to crank up the bass. Here are the top 10 most read/most watched stories and videos on No Treble for the week of May 4-10, 2014.

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Bass of the Week: MonoNeon’s Microtonal Bass

1. Bass of the Week: MonoNeon’s Microtonal Bass

Most No Treble readers will recognize MonoNeon as a forward thinking bassist with a unique style that blends R&B with modern experimental music. He often plays with microtonality, and he now has a new microtonal bass thanks to a collaboration with Tim Cloonan of Callowhill Guitars…

Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

2. Hugo Doyon-Karout: Playthrough of Brought By Pain’s “Guided by Fear”

Metal bassists don’t often get the credit they deserve. Here’s a video of Hugo Doyon-Karout playing through his bass line on “Guided by Fear” by Brought by Pain. The Montreal-based progressive death metal band delivers crushing riffs, which the bassist runs through with ease…

Understanding Rhythm: Mental and Physical Approaches for Bass Players

3. Understanding Rhythm: Mental and Physical Approaches for Bass Players

Rhythm is both mental and physical. In this “Lowdown” column, Dr. D breaks both down in his guide to rhythm for bass players…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2014)

4. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2014)

No Treble’s servers were sweating in April thanks to record traffic. These top 10 most watched bass videos in April certainly helped…

Soloing on Bass: What Do You Think About?

5. Soloing on Bass: What Do You Think About?

In response to a reader’s question, Damian Erskine breaks down different ways to approach the the bass solo, and offers some practice tips to help…

Bass Players You Need To Know: Bob Babbitt

6. Bass Players You Need To Know: Bob Babbitt

Commonly recognized for his work at Motown’s Hitsville Studio A, Bob Babbitt’s career as a session player took him to a wide range of places, including the music hubs of New York, Philadelphia and Nashville. In her newest “Bass Players you Need to Know” column, Ryan explores this legend and his music…

Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

7. Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

Ron Carter turned 77 on May 4th, and we celebrated with this video of his trio performing the classic jazz standard…

Judith Owen and Leland Sklar Announce Free Tour

8. Judith Owen and Leland Sklar Announce Free Tour

What’s better than seeing legendary bassist Leland Sklar perform with a super talented songwriter? How about seeing them for free? Sklar will be joining singer/songwriter Judith Owen on her upcoming “Ebb & Flow” tour across the United States. Each show on the duo’s tour will be free…

Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nat Townsley: Creepin’

9. Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nat Townsley: Creepin’

We’ve featured the trio of bassist Michael League, organist Cory Henry and drummer Nathaniel Townsley before (see their performance of “Continuum” after you watch this one). Here they are performing a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Creepin’”. Oh yeah….

Kala Brand Music Introduces USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic Wood U-Basses

10. Kala Brand Music Introduces USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic Wood U-Basses

Ukelele company Kala Brand Music made heads turn five years ago with the introduction of the U-Bass, a ukelele sized bass with proprietary polyurethane strings. The company is now celebrating the five year milestone by introducing the USA Acoustic-Electric Exotic wood U-Bass series…