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Rewind: The Week’s Most Popular Features (April 4-10, 2010)

Here are the top 10 most popular features on No Treble last week, as determined by you!

1. Lesson: Introduction to Bebop Scale Forms
In this lesson we’ll explore the basic forms of Bebop scales so you can start getting the patterns down and experiment with them in your music.

2. Video: Chick Corea Trio with Frank Gambale, Antonio Sanchez and Tal Wilkenfeld: Lenore
Here’s a 2007 performance of the Chick Corea Trio with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld and drummer Antonio Sanchez, joined by guitarist Frank Gambale

3. Ask Damian Erskine: Walking Bass (and getting away from tab)
Damian answers a reader’s question: “I’d like to learn to create walking bass lines. I don’t read music so tabs would be preferred.”

4. Lesson: Building an Improvised Composition for Solo Bass with a Looping Device
One exciting way of use a looping device with your bass is to enhance a composition. Our resident looper expert, Russ Sargeant, demonstrates with his tune called “The Sea”.

5. Concerts: Bakithi Kumalo Joins Simon and Garfunkel Tour
South African bassist extraordinaire Bakithi Kumalo will be touring with folk duo Simon and Garfunkel in their North American ‘Old Friends’ tour.

6. Retrospective: What Doug Did: A Retrospective on Doug Rauch
Phil Wain takes a look back at bassist Doug Rauch, a unique bassist who sadly was taken from us at a young age. Doug was active in music from 1969 until 1976, performing with Santana, John McLaughlin, Lenny White and others.

7. New Release: Three-Bass Supergroup Freebass Releases EP
Freebass, the three-bass supergroup consisting of Peter Hook (Joy Division/ New Order, Gary “Mani” Mounfield (The Stone Roses/Primal Fear), and Andy Rourke (The Smiths), has released their debut EP entitled Two Worlds Collide.

8. Video: Marcus Miller and Hadrien Feraud: NAMM ‘08 Jam
Here’s a nice little jam session between Marcus Miller and Hadrien Feraud at the Markbass booth during NAMM 2008.

9. Concerts: Rush Announces The Time Machine Tour
Rush has just announced their 2010 North American tour, dubbed “The Time Machine Tour”. Rush is coming off a year off, and this tour spans 40 cities, from June through October.

10. Gear Watch: Luminlay Luminous Inlay Position Markers
Ever had trouble seeing your position markers on a dark stage? A Japanese company has created a solution called the Luminlay.