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  • Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and... »

  • Marcus Miller: Hylife (Live)

    Marcus Miller: Hylife (Live)

    Zycopolis TV just shared a video of Marcus Miller and his band performing in Olympia in 2016. Here’s the band playing “Hylife” from the concert – a tune from Miller’s album, Afrodeezia. »

  • Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    The popular Marcus Miller line of basses by Sire Guitars is growing this year with two new models: the P7 and the V9. The P7 is the company’s first P-style bass, while the V9 adds a solid maple top and quilted veneer to the V7 model. Available in four and five-string versions, the P7 centers... »

  • Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. That means it’s just about time to pack up the van and take your jams on the road. Before you start pounding the pavement, it’s probably a good idea to take a few notes on what to expect and what to be prepared for on... »

  • Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

    Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

    After getting the ability to groove under their fingers, many bassists struggle to learn how to take a solo. Luckily one of the greatest bassists ever is here to give you some tips. Marcus Miller sat down to make this video lesson for the Montreux Jazz Academy, which is affiliated with the annual jazz festival.... »

  • Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

    Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

    The world lost another music icon this weekend with the passing of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. His distinct voice and style were adored by many, and his dedication to his art inspired, even more, musicians. Bass legend Marcus Miller shared this video of Jarreau’s 1994 “Tenderness” live in the studio session on Facebook in memory... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

    2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

    News of Marcus Miller joining the super group Mega Nova with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Cindy Blackman Santana was one of the top stories on No Treble this year. Marcus was also in the news with the release of the new Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series of basses. Add to that some... »

  • Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

    It has been a lot of fun to watch the development of Stuart Clayton’s new edition of Giants of Bass (releasing in March, 2017). In this edition, Stuart takes on the style of Marcus Miller. »

  • Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

    Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

    Back in April, Marcus Miller and his band took the stage at Olympia Hall (L’Olympia) in Paris. Among the tunes they performed were “Tutu” and “Blast”. Thankfully, cameras were rolling. »