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BrownMark: Slap Bass vs Rumble Bass
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BrownMark: Slap Bass vs Rumble Bass

Today’s clip is brought to you by the legend, BrownMark. He gives us some secret sauce and other techniques that create that classic “Grease” that Prince is known for amongst musicians.

Federico Malaman and Áron Hodek: Killer Kid Funk
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Federico Malaman and Áron Hodek: Killer Kid Funk

Prepare for instant stank face, as No Treble favorite Federico Malaman and shining star Áron Hodek give us some “Killer Kid Funk.” Joined with Áron’s brother David on drums, this trio is super funky!

Louis Johnson: “Get On The Floor” Isolated Bass
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Louis Johnson: “Get On The Floor” Isolated Bass

Today, I’m coming at you with an isolated bass video featuring the great Louis Johnson! In this clip, we hear LJ’s bass from “Off The Wall”, and the two basses for the recording: the trusty Stingray, and the classic Alembic Series I bass.

Verdine White: Rhythm of the Earth
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Verdine White: Rhythm of the Earth

I discovered this instructional video done by Verdine White in the ’90s. If you remember the old “Starlicks” instructional videos, get ready for some serious nostalgia!

Louis Johnson: Bass Solo with Billy Preston
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Louis Johnson: Bass Solo with Billy Preston

I have a special treat today! Louis Johnson is one of my favorite bassists, but criminally underrated. Here he is with the Fifth Beatle, Billy Preston. Can you believe he was only 17? Armed with a P Bass, Louis is in full force.

Brian Bromberg: Slap Technique / Bass Face
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Brian Bromberg: Slap Technique / Bass Face

There is no denying that Brian Bromberg is an absolute monster. Definitely one of my biggest influences! In this clip, Brian is at Bass Player Live in ’08, talking about his triplet technique and performing his classic tune “Bass Face.”

Chaka Khan with Melvin Lee Davis: My Funny Valentine
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Chaka Khan with Melvin Lee Davis: My Funny Valentine

Yesterday was definitely a special day. I ran across this classic clip of the masterful Melvin Lee Davis with Chaka Khan covering “My Funny Valentine” last night. Melvin plays a beautiful solo on a Ken Smith 7 String!

Ben Jones: Minneapolis 1987
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Ben Jones: Minneapolis 1987

My good friend Ben Jones posted this clip a few days ago and I couldn’t resist sharing it! In this clip, we hear Ben cover the great Brian Bromberg classic, “Minneapolis 1987“.

Matt Johnson: Program and Play Funky Moog Bass
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Matt Johnson: Program and Play Funky Moog Bass

These days, bass players are doing way more than just playing bass. From time to time, we may have to take over synth bass for a few songs. In this video, Matt Johnson of Jamiroquai shows us how to design and play a synth bass patch on a Moog.

Áron Hodek: Q&A with AronTheBassist (Part 2)
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Áron Hodek: Q&A with AronTheBassist (Part 2)

Áron Hodek (aka “Áron The Bassist”) is back with Part 2 of his Q&A videos. Áron answers more viewer questions and lets us in on his practice routine and other topics.

Chris Grey & The BlueSpand: Whacha Gonna Do
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Chris Grey & The BlueSpand: Whacha Gonna Do

We have some serious funk for y’all today!! In this clip we have Chris Grey & The Bluespand with bassist Kasper Lauersen. Man, that is some serious thumping on that P Bass.

How To Record Bass Like The Beatles In 1964
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How To Record Bass Like The Beatles In 1964

In addition to being a bass player, I’m also an engineer. I love old microphones and such. I thought this was a cool video detailing how Paul McCartney got his bass sound in his days at Abbey Road. Love that Hofner tone!