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Weekly Top 10: Memorizing the Fretboard, Bryan Beller Podcast, Top Bass Videos, Gear and More

Thanks to you, we had another great week in the land of No Treble. We love celebrating with your favorites – so here’s the latest top 10.

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

Memorizing the Fretboard: A Checklist for Bass Players

1. Memorizing the Fretboard: A Checklist for Bass Players

This week, a reader asks Damian Erskine for advice on memorizing the fretboard. Damian delivers with a great checklist – and invites you to share your methods too…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Live in Vienne)

2. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Live in Vienne)

When I grow up, I want to play bass just like Tim Lefebvre. His lines are just fantastic, and check out his massive tone on this clip of the Tedeschi Trucks Band performing “Made Up Mind”…

Chris Dave Trio: Criss Cross

3. Chris Dave Trio: Criss Cross

As bass players, we know the groove is paramount. That’s why this clip of Foley laying down a killer bass line while drum master Chris Dave changes the feel over and over is incredible. Foley, who played with Miles Davis from 1987 to 1991, gets into a trance on his line…

Filmmakers Announce “Darryl Jones: Like a Rolling Stone” Documentary

4. Filmmakers Announce “Darryl Jones: Like a Rolling Stone” Documentary

Filmmakers Eric Hamburg and Rick English have announced a project called Darryl Jones: Like a Rolling Stone. The documentary will focus on the bass legend’s career as well as follow him during the making of his debut solo album…

Groove – Episode #22: Bryan Beller

5. Groove – Episode #22: Bryan Beller

In this episode of Groove – The No Treble podcast, we sit down with bassist Bryan Beller, who has had one of the most fascinating careers as a bass player. Enjoy the conversation…

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

6. Electro-Harmonix Unveils Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has made a bass version of their Small Clone chorus pedal called the Bass Clone. While the core circuitry is nearly identical to the original, the new pedal has been tweaked to add special features for bassists…

VoBa Sound Experience: Eleanor Rigby

7. VoBa Sound Experience: Eleanor Rigby

The last time we featured VoBa Sound Experience, they performed Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”. Bassist Roberto Pace shared the duo’s latest, with them performing their unique take on The Beatles tune “Eleanor Rigby”…

Weather Report with Victor Bailey: D Flat Waltz, Live in Japan (1985)

8. Weather Report with Victor Bailey: D Flat Waltz, Live in Japan (1985)

Our thoughts are with Victor Bailey as he struggles with serious health issues. Yesterday, Wayne Shorter shared a video of Weather Report performing in Japan in 1985. This particular clip of “D Flat Waltz” really took me back to a time spinning vinyl and admiring Victor’s work as a teenager…

“Next Steps In Bass” eBook Focuses on Method

9. “Next Steps In Bass” eBook Focuses on Method

Markus Vieweg, bass player from German electro-pop band Glasperlenspiel has crafted a 300-page method eBook for bass players, particularly self-taught students of the instrument. The book, Next Steps in Bass, features not only detailed pictures but also, all the bass exercises and techniques lessons feature audio examples and videos…

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2016

10. Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2016

September is in the books, so it is time to look back at the most popular gear stories for the month. Here are the top 10 most read bass gear stories, as voted by reader views…