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  • Snarky Puppy Changes It Up On Latest Album

    Snarky Puppy Changes It Up On Latest Album

    Fusion band Snarky Puppy has returned to its fully instrumental roots with its 11th album, Culcha Vulcha. However, the band, led by bassist Michael League, departed from its live-from-the-studio film and audio style for the record, preferring to record at a Texas studio situated in the middle of a pecan ranch, and taking opportunities to... »

  • Happy Seventh Birthday, No Treble!

    Happy Seventh Birthday, No Treble!

    It’s a tradition around here – celebrating No Treble’s birthday with a post. Seven years ago today, we pushed the button and made this site live. Many of you have connected with us on Facebook, and we just hit 200,000 bass playing friends there last week. Some of our big additions since our last birthday... »

  • Blue Öyster Cult Founder Releases New Music

    Blue Öyster Cult Founder Releases New Music

    Blue Öyster Cult founding bassist Joe Bouchard has released his fourth solo album, The Power of Music. Bouchard, who plays with The X Brothers and Blue Coupe — the latter with former Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway — produced and appears to have played all the instruments on his record, which features a cover of... »

  • Yousician Introduces Bass Guitar Learning Platform

    Yousician Introduces Bass Guitar Learning Platform

    Yousician has added support for bass guitar. The digital music education platform, which is available on desktop and mobile versions, teaches by listening to your playing and giving feedback. “The Yousician platform works by listening to users play a real instrument through the microphone of a desktop or handheld device, and uses gamification to deliver... »

  • Gaelen McCormick Releases New Book on Double Bass Spiccato Bowing

    Gaelen McCormick Releases New Book on Double Bass Spiccato Bowing

    Arco aficionado Gaelen McCormick has expanded series of instructional books for the double bass with Mastering the Bow, Part 2: Spiccato. The book dives into the intricacies of spiccato strokes with elaborate definitions and examples. It’s designed to systematically build your technique with a variety of exercises and etudes, including those from the methods of... »

  • Tom Hamilton Joins Thin Lizzy

    Tom Hamilton Joins Thin Lizzy

    As a part of Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton has held an important bass seat in the world of rock for decades. Now he’ll assuming another as the bassist for Thin Lizzy during their 2016 and 2017 reunion shows. “I’m really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer,”... »

  • Doug Johns Gets Personal on “Vodka In The Woodpile”

    Doug Johns Gets Personal on “Vodka In The Woodpile”

    If you’re into funk bass, you probably know the work of Doug Johns. However, you might not know Doug Johns as well as you think. That may change after a listen to his brand new album Vodka in the Woodpile. The bassist’s fifth solo album is described as his most autobiographical to date with a... »

  • ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Fractures Shoulder, Dates Rescheduled

    ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Fractures Shoulder, Dates Rescheduled

    ZZ Top has been forced to cancel a string of tour dates after Dusty Hill injured his shoulder. The bearded bassist was preparing to take stage in Lubbock, Texas when he was tripped by an unlit step-up backstage. The band’s website explains that Hill has subsequently undergone treatment for a fractured shoulder. “My physicians told... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick Releases Bass Take on Holst’s “The Planets”

    Simon Fitzpatrick Releases Bass Take on Holst’s “The Planets”

    London-based bass guitar and Chapman Stick player Simon Fitzpatrick has released his bass version of Gustav Holst’s classical work, The Planets Suite. The album features multilayered basses, with support from the Chapman Stick and Minitaur synthesizer. Check out Fitzpatrick, currently a regular member of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band, as he plays multiple basses on... »

  • The Yellowjackets Release Album with New Bassist

    The Yellowjackets Release Album with New Bassist

    The Yellowjackets have released their first album with Australian virtuoso bassist Dane Alderson. The album, Cohearence, features jazz fusion, a rendition of the folk song “Shenandoah,” and a closing track with a chamber-jazz feel. The band, which released its debut album under the Yellowjackets name in 1981 after forming in 1977 as the Robben Ford... »