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  • Talking Technique: Fast Fingers

    Talking Technique: Fast Fingers

    Today we’re talking technique with the right hand and getting those fast fingers. I’ll be going over the two finger alternating plucking style, which will get you through most playing situations. Oftentimes, players get wrapped up in coupling their right hand and left hand processes when playing patterns. I recommend making alternating your fingers an... »

  • Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

    Erlend Caspersen: Abhorrent’s “A Lightness of Mind” Playthrough

    It’s time to get your face melted by Erlend Caspersen again. This time the monster bassist shows you how it’s done on the Abhorrent track “A Lightness of Mind”, which features unrelenting riffs and some satisfyingly dissonant bass chords. For those brave enough to attempt it, Caspersen has supplied the tabs on Dropbox. Fasten your... »

  • We The Kings Release “Strange Love”

    We The Kings Release “Strange Love”

    Florida-based band We The Kings has released its fifth full-length album, Strange Love. Featuring bassist Charles Trippy, who is also known for his Internet Killed Television web series and as the son of a Gregg Allman Band percussionist, the band is most well known for its 2007 song, “Check Yes Juliet.” Strange Love is available... »

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  • Weekly Top 10: RIP Lemmy, Remember the Bassists We Lost, Best of 2015, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: RIP Lemmy, Remember the Bassists We Lost, Best of 2015, Top Videos and More

    We ended one year and started another, which calls for time of reflect. That includes honoring the bassists we lost in 2015, which included the great Lemmy Kilmister – who passed away just days after his 70th birthday. We also celebrated some of the top stories – and bassists – on No Treble for 2015.... »

  • Sonoma Wire Works Introduces Two New Audio Interfaces

    Sonoma Wire Works Introduces Two New Audio Interfaces

    Sonoma Wire Works has unveiled the GuitarJack Stage and StudioJack Mini, a pair of audio interfaces compatible on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android systems. Each model features dual in and out jacks with 24-bit/48kHz AD/DA converters. Their mono Hi-Z 1/4-inch inputs are suitable for bass or guitar, while a second stereo mic/line... »

  • Alessandro Calabrese with Kat Moore: Summer Madness

    Alessandro Calabrese with Kat Moore: Summer Madness

    Alessandro Calabrese shared this video with us, of his original remix of Kool and the Gang’s “Summer Madness”. In this video, Alessandro handles all the instrumentation, which features Kat Moore on vocals. “It’s a chilled lounge track with funky and house influences. To be honest, I don’t really know in which genre I shall put... »

  • Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

    Michael Moore Releases Bass Method Lesson Book

    Top jazz bassist Michael Moore has penned a new work on playing bass, called The Michael Moore Bass Method. Moore, known for his work with everyone from Bill Evans to Benny Goodman to Chet Baker to Dave Brubeck, wrote the piece with jazz education pioneer Clem DeRosa. The piece combines traditional classical studies with jazz... »

  • The Lightbulb Moment: A Matter of Taste

    The Lightbulb Moment: A Matter of Taste

    I love pasta. Spaghetti, Bucatini, Ziti, Rigatoni. There are dozens of different types, each originating from different regions of Italy or morphing after be adopted by other cultures and taken across seas. Some are made to look like pumpkins or little ears, some are long cuts, some are bite size, some contain filling, and some... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Ana

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Ana

    Jesús Rico Pérez has released a new album, Scars II. Here he is performing “Ana”, the second track from the album on 6-string fretless. Once again, a beautiful composition and performance by the solo bassist. The album is available on Bandcamp. »

  • Two Classic Opeth Albums Released as One Set

    Two Classic Opeth Albums Released as One Set

    Swedish death metal band Opeth is finally releasing its albums 2002 and 2003 Deliverance and Damnation as one set. The albums were recorded together in 2002, although they sound radically different. Deliverance is extraordinarily heavy, while Damnation has a more progressive feel. Both albums include the work of the band’s longtime bassist Martin Mendez. The... »