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Corey Brown

Corey Brown

No Treble founder Corey Brown credits his love for bass to his parents, who in the early 70′s bought one of those killer stereo systems with the big speakers (and some killer records to go with it), brought it home, and cranked the bass knob to 11.

Corey started playing upright at age 10, switched to sax at 11, and picked up both the upright and electric bass again at 15, never looking back.

After a brief stint at the University of North Texas in the late 80′s, Corey took a new career path in graphic design, which eventually brought him to the web in 1995.

Corey first combined his love for the bass and the web with the official Jaco Pastorius web site, which he ran from 2002 until 2007, and started again in 2014. He also worked on the Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years box set, designing and producing the packaging for the release in 2003.

Corey was the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014). He is an active web consultant and CEO of Coreyweb LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in southwest Florida with lots of LPs, and eight or so basses.

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  • Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2018)

    Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2018)

    Clear your schedule this evening, because it is once again time to check out the top 10 bass videos of the month. Here are the No Treble reader favorites from June, 2018. Thanks for watching, commenting, and sharing! 1. Cliff Burton Documentary: The Salvation Kingdom The late, great Cliff Burton is the subject of a... »

  • Shannon Shaw: Cryin’ My Eyes Out

    Shannon Shaw: Cryin’ My Eyes Out

    Shannon Shaw made an appearance last month at WFUV Public Radio’s Studio A to perform songs from her debut solo album, Shannon In Nashville. Known for her work with Shannon and the Clams, this is something new. “It’s such a different sound than the Clams that I, of course, fear a backlash,” she told The... »

  • Cory Wong: Light As Anything

    Cory Wong: Light As Anything

    Cory Wong has a new video out in advance of his album, The Optimist. We’re really digging this band’s sound, along with bassist Kevin MacIntire’s sweet lines. »

  • Zander Zon: You Deserve Better

    Zander Zon: You Deserve Better

    Zander Zon goes all out on his newest bass cover video, with his version of James Arthur’s “You Deserve Better.” “Loads of bass, gadgets, pedal distortion and more,” Zander shared. He’s definitely covering a lot of ground! »

  • Robben Ford & The Blue Line: You Cut Me to the Bone

    Robben Ford & The Blue Line: You Cut Me to the Bone

    While scrolling through Facebook last night, I saw a post by our good friend Steve Lawson (in a discussion with Cody Wright). Steve shared this video of Robben Ford & The Blue Line performing “You Cut Me to the Bone,” with Roscoe Beck on bass. “It’s unbelievable – Roscoe’s signature bass was the first decent... »

  • Ralf Gauck: DiClemente

    Ralf Gauck: DiClemente

    Ralf Gauck sent us this beautiful solo bass performance featuring his new Franz Bassguitars signature bass. “[I’m] playing the song ‘DiClemente’ solo, without a looper, without slap bass, without a voice… just ten fingers on four strings,” Ralf said. That’s just fine with us. »

  • Reader Spotlight: John W Lauler

    Reader Spotlight: John W Lauler

    Meet John W Lauler, who has an interesting tale in his path to picking up the bass (more on that below). John stays busy in the Chicago music scene, performing a range of styles almost every night of the week. John is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m... »

  • Lake Street Dive with NEC Gospel Ensemble: What I’m Doing Here

    Lake Street Dive with NEC Gospel Ensemble: What I’m Doing Here

    The members of Lake Street Dive met in the early 2000’s at the New England Conservatory. NEC had the group visit the campus as part of the conservatory’s ongoing concert series, in support of the band’s new album, Free Yourself Up. Here’s the group – featuring once again the terrific bass lines and backing vocals... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

    Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

    Here’s Stuart Clayton’s 25th exercise in his “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this lesson, Stuart explores a fingerstyle funk line that features double stop chords and some tricky open string passages. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions on how to play... »

  • The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

    The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

    Pianist Lao Tizer sent us this video – his fifth in a series – featuring one hip cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.” Lao shared: “This video showcases an All-Star lineup featuring vocalist, Tita Hutchison (Rick Rubin, Foreigner), Grammy-nominated bassist, Ric Fierabracci (Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Blood Sweat & Tears) and soloists, violinist extraordinaire, Karen... »