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Weekly Top 10: Learning Lots of Songs, Tim Lefebvre Podcast, Lords of the Low End Contest, Talking Technique, Top Videos and More

Happy Sunday. Time to celebrate this week’s No Treble reader favorites. And this top 10 list is a great one.

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

Learning Lots of Songs Quickly

1. Learning Lots of Songs Quickly

A reader has a “dep” gig in 5 days and needs to learn 23 songs. He reached out to Damian Erskine for advice – and Damian delivers a great checklist in this new “Ask” column. Check it out and share your own tips too…

Groove – Episode #21: Tim Lefebvre

2. Groove – Episode #21: Tim Lefebvre

In this episode of Groove – the No Treble Podcast, we chat with Tim Lefebvre. Tim shares stories about his time with David Bowie, his gig with Tedeschi Trucks Band, his views on music and more. Enjoy the conversation…

Troy Hughes: Rush’s “The Big Money” Playthrough

3. Troy Hughes: Rush’s “The Big Money” Playthrough

Troy Hughes has a knack for nailing Geddy Lee’s lines. However, he couldn’t quite get the tone perfect for songs from the Power Windows album until he got a bass he’d always wanted – a Wal from former Puddle of Mudd bassist Sean Sammon…

Contest: Win a “Lords of the Low End” Bass Gear Prize Pack from La Bella, Sadowsky, Kala, SimS, Xotic and Hipshot

4. Contest: Win a “Lords of the Low End” Bass Gear Prize Pack from La Bella, Sadowsky, Kala, SimS, Xotic and Hipshot

Kala Brand Music, Sadowsky, SimS Pickups, Xotic Guitars, Hipshot, La Bella Strings and No Treble are teaming up to help promote Lords of the Low End in raising money for “Little Kids Rock” non-profit organization. This non-profit helps restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools. Enter to win…

Michael Manring Playing Two Basses at Once

5. Michael Manring Playing Two Basses at Once

I’m convinced that Michael Manring’s brain works differently than everyone else’s. This 1991 clip starts out with the bassist explaining his thought process on playing two basses at once before he demonstrates in spectacular fashion…

Talking Technique: Groove Creation Workout

6. Talking Technique: Groove Creation Workout

Want a formula to create grooves over a chord progression? We’ve got you covered in this lesson with an exercise that bolsters our technique while building grooves with triads…

Thundercat Debuts New Song

7. Thundercat Debuts New Song

If you’ve been fiending for some new Thundercat, you’re in luck. The bass virtuoso has just dropped a new single called “Bus in These Streets”, and it’s got all the quirky-yet-catchy aspects he’s known for. The song’s bouncy bass line holds the groove while chimes give the song a happy-go-lucky vibe…

Mitchell Electric Guitars Launches Bass Lineup

8. Mitchell Electric Guitars Launches Bass Lineup

Mitchell Electric Guitars has debuted a new line of electric guitars and basses, including four bass models over three series: the FB Series, the TB Series, and the MB Series. The company calls the FB line their flagship model while the TB and MB basses are configured more traditionally…

Warwick Introduces Rex Brown Signature Basses

9. Warwick Introduces Rex Brown Signature Basses

Rex Brown has teamed up with Warwick for a new signature bass that will be available in the company’s top shelf custom shop line as well as the more affordable Rockbass Artist line. Both versions are based off the Reverso neck-through model, which features a distinct offset body with an extended upper horn…

Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

10. Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

Since its introduction in 1960, there have been many bass models inspired by the Fender Jazz. This week we’re checking out an exceptional Italian riff on the classic with the Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon. The bass features an ash body with a charcoal burst color and polyurethane satin finish…