2021 Reader Favorite Bassists – #1: Ellen Alaverdyan
Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.
We’ve reached #1, and this one is extra special to us this year. When we started No Treble in 2009, we set out to feature not only the big names in the world of bass but everyone we could connect with across the world.
Nine-year-old Ellen Alaverdyan caught our attention in 2021, and the attention of a lot more people. While we didn’t feature a ton of her videos (yet), the ones we did were well received.
Ellen’s dedication, enthusiasm, and skill are on full display with each video she shares. No Treble readers responded with words of encouragement and amazement along the way.
We’re so thrilled to see Ellen take the top spot. The future of the bass is in excellent hands.
Ellen Alaverdyan: Penny Lane
Ever since we first saw a video by Ellen Alaverdyan, we’ve been completely knocked out. This video is as impressive as any by the young bassist. Ellen simultaneously handles the bass and vocals on The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” in this clip.
Ellen Alaverdyan: Tom Sawyer
Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us this video by 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan. In this clip, she plays along to Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” (and she nailed it).
Ellen Alaverdyan: Ellen’s Groove
Ever since Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us the video of 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan playing along to “Tom Sawyer“, I’ve been seeing her show up in a lot of places. Here’s one that flat out grooves.
Wow, this kiddo wasn’t even born when No Treble started! What an amazing talent and inspiration to all ages. As a certain Sith Lord said, “We will watch your career with great interest”. ??º·(???? ? ????)?º·?
Wow! You’re right. I hadn’t thought of that. Now my mind is even more blown!
Ellen is beyond thrilling to hear and watch.
Such a charming young lady!
I have to smile whenever I see her play. What a talented little girl.