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Sharay Reed: Groovin’ to Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder
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Sharay Reed: Groovin’ to Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder

If you don’t know bassist Sharay Reed by now, you should definitely check him out (start here, then come back, or vice versa). In this video, Sharay says he was grooving on a couple of songs his dad wanted him to record, the Jackson 5’s “Darling Dear” and Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her”. Thank you, Sharay’s dad!

Marta Altesa: “Time Won’t Wait” Jamiroquai Play-Along
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Marta Altesa: “Time Won’t Wait” Jamiroquai Play-Along

Holy smokes. How have we missed Marta Altesa all this time? Once again, our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux sent us a gem of a video, saying, “This cover is very good. Killing tone, perfect timing, I love the smile on [Marta’s] face…” Marta is playing along to Jamiroquai’s “Time Won’t Wait” on her MusicMan StingRay 5. And she says she started...

Gryphon Labs: Pete Griffin Plays Through “Cornelius Drives a Truck”
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Gryphon Labs: Pete Griffin Plays Through “Cornelius Drives a Truck”

Here’s a sweet video of bassist Pete Griffin playing along with the track “Cornelius Drives a Truck.” The song comes from the debut album of Griffin’s band, Gryphon Labs. Griffin, who was a member of Zappa Plays Zappa and recently sat in with Dethklok, utilizes lots of cool techniques while keeping it musical. For the gear heads, the bass is...

Edmond Gilmore: “Port Of Entry” Weather Report/Jaco Pastorius Play-along
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Edmond Gilmore: “Port Of Entry” Weather Report/Jaco Pastorius Play-along

Bassist Edmond Gilmore is a bassist we’ve featured before, and one who loves to take on Jaco Pastorius bass lines and tunes. Here’s Edmond performing along to the Weather Report tune, “Port of Entry”. Great stuff, as usual.

Tom Pesch and his Ric: Rush “Hemispheres” Play-Along
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Tom Pesch and his Ric: Rush “Hemispheres” Play-Along

Bassist Tom Pesch shared several videos he’s put together, playing along to Rush tunes with his basses to match. Here’s Tom playing “Hemispheres” on his Rickenbacker 4001. Well done.

Foo Fighters: Ultimate Bass Play-Along
Sheet Music & Instruction

Foo Fighters: Ultimate Bass Play-Along

Alfred Music Publishing has published Foo Fighters: Ultimate Bass Play-Along, the newest edition in the company’s Ultimate Play-Along series. Featuring eight Foo Fighters tunes, the book and two enhanced CD set offers authentic transcriptions of Nate Mendel‘s bass lines, and is also available in guitar and drum editions. The CDs include two audio tracks per song – one offers a...

Early Rock: Bass Play-Along
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Early Rock: Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard has released Volume 30 of their Bass Play-Along Series, focusing on the early years of rock and roll. Early Rock: Bass Play-Along includes tab for eight songs, as well as the melody and lyrics for each. The book comes with a companion CD, offering the bass track and separate backing tracks for playing along. As with the other...

Francois Lamouche: Shake Everything You Got
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Francois Lamouche: Shake Everything You Got

Facebook friend Jim Cana shared this video with us, featuring Francois Lamouche grooving and playing along to the Maceo Parker tune, “Shake Everything You’ve Got”. The original has Rodney Curtis holding down the low end, and Francois does a great job on the tune. (We only wish it was longer.) Francois shares, “I invite you to listen to the original...

Bass Play-Along Week: MarloweDK’s Tower of Power “So I Got To Groove” Bass Play-Along
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Bass Play-Along Week: MarloweDK’s Tower of Power “So I Got To Groove” Bass Play-Along

Our bass play-along week ends with the king of the bass play-along, Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell playing along to Tower Power’s funky “So I Got To Groove”, which of course features the awesome bass work of Rocco Prestia on the original. Just because bass play-along week is ending doesn’t mean we’re not featuring videos by the awesome No Treble readers. Keep...

Bass Play-Along Week: Fredrik Owman’s Steely Dan “Peg” Bass Play-Along
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Bass Play-Along Week: Fredrik Owman’s Steely Dan “Peg” Bass Play-Along

Check out Fredrik Owman, aka bassowman, a bassist from Sweden who just nails Chuck Rainey’s bass line on Steely Dan’s “Peg”. We couldn’t help but envy Fredrik’s all-original 1966 Fender Precision either.

Bass Play-Along Week: Grant Smith’s Version of James Jamerson’s Line on “For Once In My Life”
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Bass Play-Along Week: Grant Smith’s Version of James Jamerson’s Line on “For Once In My Life”

Today’s play-along is Grant Smith’s cover of Stevie Wonder’s “For Once In My Life,” a tune that features a masterfully crafted bass line from the imagination of the late, great James Jamerson. Smith, who plays it on a Kens Smith 6-string, picked the song as his first in a series of videos for its complexity and beauty. “It is a...

Bass Play-Along Week: CharGuitarGirl’s “Girls & Boys” by The Subways
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Bass Play-Along Week: CharGuitarGirl’s “Girls & Boys” by The Subways

Editor’s note: we’re featuring a different bass play-along every day this week. If you have one you’d like to submit (by you or someone else), send it to playalong@notreble.com. Charlotte Robinson, aka CharGuitarGirl, is a 21 year old bassist from Swindon, England who really digs The Subways, thanks to their “Kickin’ bass riffs”. In today’s bass play-along, Charlotte nails the...