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  • MarloweDK: Slow Funk Groove in Dm

    MarloweDK: Slow Funk Groove in Dm

    It is always great to see MarloweDK doing his thing, and he’s back with a new video. Here’s what he describes as a “thumb plucking, finger picking bass groove in D, using (as always) as many open strings as possible.” This one grooves. »

  • MarloweDK: “Shining Star” Bass Playalong

    MarloweDK: “Shining Star” Bass Playalong

    So great to see MarloweDK back posting videos. In this one, MarloweDK is playing along to the Earth, Wind & Fire track “Shining Star”, in preparation for a gig. He’s playing it on his all-stock ’77 Fender Jazz, which along with all the basses on the wall behind him, gives us some serious GAS. »

  • How to Play A Funky Bass Line

    How to Play A Funky Bass Line

    Thomas Risell, the man best known as MarloweDK sent me this video over the holidays. It starts off – appropriately – with MarloweDK saying “How to play a funky bass line”. This is a demo of a theme song Thomas wrote for a TV program about social media. So it is fitting one of the... »

  • Sandberg Announces 5-String MarloweDK Signature Bass

    Sandberg Announces 5-String MarloweDK Signature Bass

    Two years after issuing MarloweDK’s signature bass, Sandberg has unveiled a five string version of the instrument. The MarloweDK 5-string bass retains most of the features of the four-string with a few adjustments to accommodate for the extra string. Built with an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck, the bass has a longer 35″... »

  • Name That Bass Line!

    Name That Bass Line!

    Name That Bass Line! is a fun show on YouTube that mixes skit comedy and famous bass lines. What more could you want? Each segment has ten mystery bass lines played by fellow YouTubers that the viewers have to guess. This episode features bassists Dave Baron, Will Lee, MarloweDK, DavidSinRocks, TJH3113, MusicLisha, Paul from “How... »

  • MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone

    MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone

    Bassist and educator Thomas Risell – perhaps best known as MarloweDK – has released his “Beginning Slap Bass” lessons in the form of an iPad and iPhone app. Beginning Slap Bass with MarloweDK features 25 licks covering all the fundamentals – slapping, popping, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, double thumbing and more. Each lick includes four... »

  • MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” DVD

    MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” DVD

    Bassist/educator and Youtube bass phenom Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell has taken his excellent how-to approach to DVD with the release of Beginning Slap Bass DVD with MarloweDK. (MarloweDK is also a No Treble contributor). The DVD includes 25 slap bass licks and exercises, complete with onscreen notation and tab, close ups and slow motion video. Each... »

  • Trio Bravo with MarloweDK: History Confusion

    Trio Bravo with MarloweDK: History Confusion

    Thomas Risell, perhaps better known as MarloweDK around these parts is part of the jazz/rock trio Trio Bravo, along with guitarist Per Gade and drummer Thomas Duus. Here they are rehearsing Gade’s tune, “History Confusion”. These guys know how to get down! Good stuff from MarloweDK, as always. »

  • MarloweDK: Funky Fusion Jam

    MarloweDK: Funky Fusion Jam

    Usually when we see a video with Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell, he’s teaching us something. Today, we’re sharing a video where MarloweDK is letting loose, laying it down and getting funky. He said this is his “rehearsal” fusion band, playing a tune based on John Scofield’s “Chank”. I suppose that MarloweDK is teaching us something, even... »

  • Sandberg Previews MarloweDK Signature Bass

    Sandberg Previews MarloweDK Signature Bass

    Thomas Risell, better known as MarloweDK, is one of the most watched bassists on Youtube. His instructional and playalong videos have been viewed more than 22 million times on Youtube, and his lessons here on No Treble are incredibly popular as well. No surprise then, that the bassist caught the attention of Sandberg Guitars, who... »