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  • Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    The popular Marcus Miller line of basses by Sire Guitars is growing this year with two new models: the P7 and the V9. The P7 is the company’s first P-style bass, while the V9 adds a solid maple top and quilted veneer to the V7 model. Available in four and five-string versions, the P7 centers... »

  • Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. That means it’s just about time to pack up the van and take your jams on the road. Before you start pounding the pavement, it’s probably a good idea to take a few notes on what to expect and what to be prepared for on... »

  • Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

    Marcus Miller: How To Improvise a Solo

    After getting the ability to groove under their fingers, many bassists struggle to learn how to take a solo. Luckily one of the greatest bassists ever is here to give you some tips. Marcus Miller sat down to make this video lesson for the Montreux Jazz Academy, which is affiliated with the annual jazz festival.... »

  • Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

    Al Jarreau with Marcus Miller: Tenderness Studio Session

    The world lost another music icon this weekend with the passing of jazz vocalist Al Jarreau. His distinct voice and style were adored by many, and his dedication to his art inspired, even more, musicians. Bass legend Marcus Miller shared this video of Jarreau’s 1994 “Tenderness” live in the studio session on Facebook in memory... »

  • 2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

    2016 Reader Favorites – #2: Marcus Miller

    News of Marcus Miller joining the super group Mega Nova with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Cindy Blackman Santana was one of the top stories on No Treble this year. Marcus was also in the news with the release of the new Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series of basses. Add to that some... »

  • Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller

    It has been a lot of fun to watch the development of Stuart Clayton’s new edition of Giants of Bass (releasing in March, 2017). In this edition, Stuart takes on the style of Marcus Miller. »

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  • Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

    Marcus Miller Band: Tutu & Blast (Live)

    Back in April, Marcus Miller and his band took the stage at Olympia Hall (L’Olympia) in Paris. Among the tunes they performed were “Tutu” and “Blast”. Thankfully, cameras were rolling. »

  • Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller

    Carlos Santana Announces Jazz/Rock Supergroup Featuring Marcus Miller

    Carlos Santana has formed a new jazz-rock supergroup called Mega Nova, and it promises to be incredible. The legendary guitarist has recruited an equally legendary band including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and bassist Marcus Miller. Mega Nova will make their debut during a one-off concert at the Hollywood Bowl... »

  • Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    Sire Guitars Launches Marcus Miller M7 Series

    Sire Guitars has teamed up with Marcus Miller once again to introduce the Sire Marcus Miller M7 Series. The dual humbucker design, which has been in the works for some time, is now open for pre-order and will be shipping on April 30th. Available in four and five-string versions, the M7 has a modern body... »