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  • Magnus Sjöquist: Someone To Watch Over Me

    Magnus Sjöquist: Someone To Watch Over Me

    U-Bass fanatic Magnus Sjöquist shared this awesome video of his tribute to one of his bass heroes. “It’s a little tribute to Steve Swallow. Especially his bass/chord comping,” he writes. “This is a transcription of a part he plays behind John Scofield from a concert with the John Scofield Trio. I’m playing a custom Kala... »

  • “Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

    “Learn to Play the UBass” eBook Now Available

    If you’ve been reading No Treble for a while, you’ve probably seen Magnus Sjöquist grooving hard on the Kala UBass. Now Sjöquist is sharing his bass playing knowledge in a new eBook entitled Learn to Play the UBass. Available for iOS, the book is highly interactive with picture galleries, multi-angle videos, and lesson quizzes. The... »

  • Magnus Sjöquist: Blackbird

    Magnus Sjöquist: Blackbird

    Our good friend Magnus Sjöquist just sent his newest video with us, which was inspired by another one we shared recently. “I just saw an amazing cover of Blackbird by Jakob and Anna from Sweden on No Treble! I though I would join in an send you my solo arrangement that is bass+voice by one... »

  • Magnus Sjöquist: Visa från utanmyra

    Magnus Sjöquist: Visa från utanmyra

    Ubass connoisseur Magnus Sjöquist sent us an all-bass version of a Swedish folk song called “Visa från utanmyra”, and it’s beautiful. “My version is inspired by the lovely version by Swedish pianist Jan Johansson and upright bassist Georg Riedel,” he told us. “It is featured on the album Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) released... »

  • The Ubass Ambassadors: Mr Z

    The Ubass Ambassadors: Mr Z

    Magnus Sjöquist sent me a note announcing a new Ubass video as well as the “world premiere of The Ubass Ambassadors aka UBASSadors…” Joining Magnus on this tune is fellow bassist Armin Alic. The two met at Musikmesse in 2013 and quickly became friends. They were playing around with a chord progression over a drum... »

  • Magnus Sjöquist: “Amazing Grace” on a U-Bass

    Magnus Sjöquist: “Amazing Grace” on a U-Bass

    Magnus Sjöquist is a U-Bass master. Our Facebook friend John Stam sent this video of Sjöquist kicking out a groove in tribute to the Victor Wooten arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” »

  • Magnus Sjoquist: Jammin’ with My Kala UBass

    Magnus Sjoquist: Jammin’ with My Kala UBass

    Magnus Sjoquist sent us these impressive jams featuring his UBass. Hard to believe that little bass could produce that sound! Magnus, who is joined by Johan Edin on Hammond B3 and Daniel Björnmo on guitar in this recording, offers video lessons for UBass/bass players on his website. Have a video to share? Send it to... »