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Weekly Top 10: Talking Style, Bass Gear Roundup, Tony Levin Podcast, Popular Bass Videos and More

The week always ends on a positive note around here, because we get to celebrate the best of the best from the world of bass.

Here are the top 10 reader favorite stories, columns, videos and more.

Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Prince with Larry Graham: Motherless Child

1. Prince with Larry Graham: Motherless Child

Like countless others, we were devastated to hear the news of Prince’s passing on April 21st. Since then, the flood of Prince videos and tributes have filled up our feeds on social media. This one stood out to us. Backed by Larry Graham on bass, here’s Prince performing their funky version “Motherless Child”…

Talking Style: Prince’s “Uptown”

2. Talking Style: Prince’s “Uptown”

Ted “Blyss” Gould’s second episode of “Talking Styles” was already cut when he learned of the passing of Prince. Prince was his hero, and so he decided to instead share this look into the groove that drew him to the bass guitar – Prince’s “Uptown”…

Bill Withers: Kissing My Love

3. Bill Withers: Kissing My Love

In 1972, Bill Withers made an appearance on the Germany TV show, “Beat-Club”. Backed by his band – which included Melvin Dunlap – they laid down one sweet groove on “Kissing My Love”…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2016

4. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in April 2016

Time to celebrate the No Treble reader favorite gear stories for the month. In this edition, we’re talking about the top 10 bass gear stories in April. As always, this comes with a warning: may cause GAS…

When You Can’t Get To It All In Practice Sessions

5. When You Can’t Get To It All In Practice Sessions

Dr. D was asked a question by a reader who expressed frustration with his practice routine – having too much to work on, and not enough time. Dr. D offers up suggestions for making the most of your time…

Groove – Episode #17: Tony Levin

6. Groove – Episode #17: Tony Levin

Tony Levin is a bass specialist. Pure, simple and rhythmic. Bass players know how hard it is to find one’s voice. Levin has not only found his voice, but a very distinct sound, playing style and groove, whether he’s playing electric, upright or the Chapman Stick. Tony is our latest guest on Groove. Enjoy the conversation…

Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

7. Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

Luthier Michael Gillett has launched a new range of basses called the Gillett Contour Electro-Acoustic Bass. Introduced at the London Bass Guitar Show, the aptly-named hollowbody basses feature unique contouring for an ergonomic experience…

Phish: Boogie on Reggae Woman

8. Phish: Boogie on Reggae Woman

Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman” is a staple of Phish’s live performances. In this fan shot clip of a 2009 appearance at Madison Square Garden, Mike Gordon nails Stevie’s Moog bass line. The camera work is a little shaky, but the sound comes through loud and clear on this funky cover…

Yousician Introduces Bass Guitar Learning Platform

9. Yousician Introduces Bass Guitar Learning Platform

Yousician has added support for bass guitar. The digital music education platform, which is available on desktop and mobile versions, teaches by listening to your playing and giving feedback…

Franklin Peredo: The Romantic Hippo

10. Franklin Peredo: The Romantic Hippo

Franklin Peredo sent us his latest video, and once again, his remarkable right-hand technique and musicianship is on full display here. Check out “The Romantic Hippo”…