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Corey BrownNo Treble founder Corey Brown credits his love for bass to his parents, who in the early 70′s bought one of those killer stereo systems with the big speakers (and some killer records to go with it), brought it home, and cranked the bass knob to 11.

Corey started playing upright at age 10, switched to sax at 11, and picked up both the upright and electric bass again at 15, never looking back.

After a brief stint at the University of North Texas in the late 80′s, Corey took a new career path in graphic design, which eventually brought him to the web in 1995, another “never-looked-back” moment.

Corey first combined his love for the bass and the web with the official Jaco Pastorius web site, which he ran from 2002 until 2007. He also worked on the Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years box set, designing and producing the packaging for the release in 2003.

Corey was the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014), and runs a web consulting business, Coreyweb, LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in southwest Florida with lots of LPs, and half a dozen or so basses.

Articles by Corey Brown:

  • Weekly Top 10: New Bass Transcription, Talking Technique,  Advanced Bass Lesson, New Gear, Top Bass Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: New Bass Transcription, Talking Technique, Advanced Bass Lesson, New Gear, Top Bass Videos and More

    Time to celebrate the best of the best from the world of bass – aka the weekly No Treble reader’s top 10. Here are the most read stories, columns and lessons, and the most watched videos of the week. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun Back in March,... »

  • Bill Withers: Kissing My Love

    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”. »

  • Prince with Larry Graham: Motherless Child

    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”. RIP, Prince. »

  • A Prairie Home Companion: Bass

    A Prairie Home Companion: Bass

    A Prairie Home Companion’s bassist Larry Kohut shared this epic video with us yesterday, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. We’ll let Larry set it up: “Here’s a bit of bass player humor, courtesy of Garrison Keilor, Prairie Home Companion. He wrote the script, spot on. I only wish that I had... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

    Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

    Back in March, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios in New York and recorded this live performance of “Under the Sun”. Like the Tal’s solo performance of “Chelsea Hotel”, we once again get to experience not only her bass playing, but also her vocals. »

  • Rae Forrest with Mike Flynn: Full Blown Love

    Rae Forrest with Mike Flynn: Full Blown Love

    Mike Flynn sent me this video of a new project he’s involved in, and I ended up watching the video a handful of times (and counting). “I’ve just started a new project, Rae Forrest, with a British singer Paula Rae Gibson – it’s kind of electronica meets singer songwriter stuff – into Massive Attack, deep... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Remy Gail

    Reader Spotlight: Remy Gail

    Meet Remy Gail, a bassist who grew up in a musical environment, but didn’t take up bass until later in life. She keeps busy in a gigging band that plays around the tri-state area around her home town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. Remy is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight this week, and here’s her... »

  • Federico Malaman and Mohini Dey: Maladey

    Federico Malaman and Mohini Dey: Maladey

    Federico Malaman is flat out a wizard of the bass. And he may have met his match with bassist Mohini Dey. In this clip, the bass duo shows off their skills in this tune, “Maladey”. »

  • Hans Zimmer with Yolanda Charles: Tribute to Prince

    Hans Zimmer with Yolanda Charles: Tribute to Prince

    My good friend Steve Lawson shared this video a couple of days ago, saying “the great Yolanda Charles sings and plays bass on ‘Purple Rain’ last night with Hans Zimmer. Guthrie Govan AND Johnny Marr on guitar. Amazing Prince tribute.” It sure is. RIP, Prince. »

  • Weekly Top 10: Bass on a Budget, New Gear, Top Bass Videos, Shell Voicings and More

    Weekly Top 10: Bass on a Budget, New Gear, Top Bass Videos, Shell Voicings and More

    Time for our weekly tradition of celebrating the best of the best from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite stories, columns and videos for the week of April 16-22, 2016. Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Bass on a Budget: 10 Basses Under $1,000... »