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Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Adds Rhonda Smith
Events

Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Adds Rhonda Smith

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gerald Veasley‘s popular Bass Boot Camp, and the bassist has just announced that Rhonda Smith will be joining the instructor line up. In addition to Veasley and Smith, the 2011 camp instructors include Adam Nitti, Jimmy Haslip, Anthony Wellington, David Dyson, Bryan Beller and Richard Waller. The camp runs from March 25 through...

Kira Small and Bryan Beller: I Ain’t Never
Bass Videos

Kira Small and Bryan Beller: I Ain’t Never

Talk about diversity! Bryan Beller plays bass for the cartoon band Dethklok, but when he’s not melting faces he hits the road with wife Kira Small to play house shows. This particular performance was recorded for the program “The Smoking Lounge” at the Magnolia Avenue KDHX studio in St. Louis, MO.

Dethklok: Bass Anthology
Sheet Music & Instruction

Dethklok: Bass Anthology

Alfred Music Publishing and Cartoon Network Enterprises have teamed up to release a new bass transcription book featuring the songs of Dethklok, the animated metal band from Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse” TV series. Dethklok: Bass Anthology includes 14 tunes from the The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II, selected by Bryan Beller, Dethklok’s live performance bassist. Bonus materials include “The Duncan Hills Coffee...

Bryan Beller Wows Students at Virginia Bass Forum
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Bryan Beller Wows Students at Virginia Bass Forum

The Virginia Bass Forum saw the return of the multi-talented bassist Bryan Beller to Forte Music Studios in June. Participants who attended Bryan’s first Bass Forum clinic in August 2009 learned the value of being a versatile bass player. The Forum, now in its second year of events, is a monthly gathering for bassists featuring either bass clinics, performances, or...

New Albums

Steve Vai: Where the Other Wild Things Are, with Bryan Beller

Steve Vai has released Where the Other Wild Things Are, the official companion CD to the Live in Minneapolis: Where the Wild Things Are (see our previous coverage). “Other” features 12 tracks from the 2007 String Theories tour that didn’t appear on the first CD. Vai is joined by Bryan Beller on bass, Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun on...

Concerts & Tours

Bryan Beller Band Northeast Tour in May

Bryan Beller has announced his first ever full-band tour of the Northeast. The trek, which is in support of the Mike Keneally Band, is called the “They’re Both the Same Band Tour”… and for good reason. Beller leads a set, and then Keneally leads a set, but the personnel stays the same. Keneally plays guitar, keys, and vocals, Beller holds...

Events

WesFest 5 Benefit Concert announced, with Tal Wilkenfeld

Bryan Beller recently updated us on the next WesFest Benefit Concert, now in its fifth year. The concert is in honor of Wes Wehmiller, a Berklee grad and good friend of Beller who passed away in 2005 from thyroid cancer. Each year, the concert raises funds for a scholarship endowed in Wehmiller’s name at Berklee. The scholarship winner from the...

New Albums

Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are, with Bryan Beller

Steve Vai’s latest release, Where the Wild Things Are, is a live performance recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. The concert was part of Vai’s Sound Theories world tour and is available on CD, DVD and now Blu-ray. Bassist Bryan Beller joins Vai on this performance, along with violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun, drummer...

Weekly Top 10

Rewind: our top features of the week

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines from No Treble, for the week of October 12th. Lessons Jon Burr’s Pivots in Chord Inversions Evan Kepner’s Fingering Strategies for the Upright Bass Columns & Features Ask Damian Erskine: Reading Scenarios Ray’s Raving About… Kenny Werner’s “Effortless Mastery” Our Player Spotlight is on Mantis Evar We’re thrilled to welcome...

Events

Bryan Beller, on the value of being versatile…

Fredericksburg Virginia is now hosting a monthly Bass Forum for bassists in the region. The Forum began in May 2009, and it has met four times now. Though the meetings started small, initially averaging about 15 people, participants are now commuting from both DC and Richmond to attend. In August, the Bass Forum was fortunate to host a clinic with...

Events

The Bass Forum: A new bass resource in Fredericksburg, Virginia

This is a guest post from Brittany Frompovich, organizer of the Bass Forum in Fredericksburg, VA. If you’d like to contribute a guest post or have us publish your event, please get in touch. Bassists in Fredericksburg, Virginia have a new resource to help them expand their playing; the Bass Forum. This monthly event is designed to help bassists build...

Player News

Bryan Beller: one crazy whirlwind tour

Bryan Beller is currently on the road for what is one monster tour. Bryan says it best: “I will be home for only 10 of the next 112 days. Which means that, if you live in America, there’s a very good chance I’ll be near you with someone or another. – Mike Keneally, Kira Small, Dethklok, or just plain ol’...