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Archive for May 2021

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1
The Brown’stone

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1

Rich Brown is kicking off a new series in his “Brown’stone” lessons, focusing on triads. In this one, Rich shares the different ways to approach the major and minor triads with some straightforward but beautiful exercises.

Steve Metcalf: King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
Bass Videos

Steve Metcalf: King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1

It has been a while since we’ve featured Steve Metcalf, who has provided some incredible and unique cover videos over the years. We were thrilled to find this new one of Steve covering the Neutral Milk Hotel tune, “King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1.”

Avishai Cohen Releases “Two Roses”
New Albums

Avishai Cohen Releases “Two Roses”

Avishai Cohen has expanded his palette for his new album, “Two Roses”, which features the bassist and composer’s trio alongside the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The fourteen-song collection features songs near and dear to Cohen.

Sinobas Amplification Unveils the BT-1 Boost Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Sinobas Amplification Unveils the BT-1 Boost Pedal

Sinobas Amplification produces a healthy line of bass cabinets and cables, but now they’re also getting into the world of pedals. Their first stompbox offering is the Boost BT-1, a “mean and clean” boost designed for the bass guitar.

Stevie Wonder: “Higher Ground” Isolated Synth Bass and Drums
Bass Videos

Stevie Wonder: “Higher Ground” Isolated Synth Bass and Drums

My love runs deep for synth bass. Today’s clip comes from the one and only Stevie Wonder. In this one, we hear Stevie’s isolated Moog Bass on the classic track, “Higher Ground”.

Genesis Announce North American Reunion Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Genesis Announce North American Reunion Tour Dates

Last year, Genesis announced a highly-anticipated reunion tour that would take the band across Ireland and the UK. It was ultimately rescheduled to this fall, but now the group has unveiled its first North American dates in 14 years.

Bass of the Week: Kriz Lenz Ikejima Four Fretless
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Kriz Lenz Ikejima Four Fretless

This week we’re looking at the Ikejima Four Fretless by Kriz Lenz. The first of the new “Ikejima” design series, the bass features simple materials used in a beautiful way.

The Main Squeeze: The Ocean
Bass Videos

The Main Squeeze: The Ocean

The Main Squeeze is back, and they’re getting the Led out on this new video. Check out their rocking take on “The Ocean”.

In Memoriam: Tony Markellis
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tony Markellis

We’re sad today to report that bassist Tony Markellis has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 68 years old. Markellis had a forty-seven-year career playing a variety of styles but is best known for playing in Trey Anastasio’s solo projects.

Weekly Top 10: Esperanza Spalding (BPTK), Primus Tour Dates, New Bass Gear, Rebecca Johnson Band, and more
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: Esperanza Spalding (BPTK), Primus Tour Dates, New Bass Gear, Rebecca Johnson Band, and more

Here’s our weekly roundup for your favorite stories we’ve published on No Treble, with Esperanza Spalding (BPTK), Primus Tour Dates, New Bass Gear, Rebecca Johnson Band, and more.

Rosan Asmussen: Natiwondeh
Bass Videos

Rosan Asmussen: Natiwondeh

Rosan Asmussen shared this fantastic video on our Facebook group today, and I’ve already watched it several times. Here’s her bass and vocal jam, entitled “Natiwondeh”.

Happy 12th Birthday, No Treble
News

Happy 12th Birthday, No Treble

Today marks 12 years since No Treble officially launched. Today we look back at the past year and forward to another year of supporting the global bass playing community.