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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Top Nashville Bassists in Free Webinar
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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Top Nashville Bassists in Free Webinar

Traveling is still risky business, but Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci are taking everyone to Nashville tomorrow for a free webinar. The “Nashville Shed” will offer a roundtable with some of Music City’s hardest-working bassists.

Become A Bassist Summit Offers Free Master Classes August 10-14
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Become A Bassist Summit Offers Free Master Classes August 10-14

Luke McIntosh of Become A Bassist has unveiled an amazing online event for bassists. The Become A Bassist Summit is scheduled for August 10th through the 14th with nearly 20 world-class bassists and teachers. It’s also free for a limited time.

Ryan Madora and The Interludes: “D’funked” Live from Quarantine
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Ryan Madora and The Interludes: “D’funked” Live from Quarantine

No Treble columnist Ryan Madora is old-school cool. And her band The Interludes is the perfect showcase for her skills. In this clip, Ryan plays through the second track from the band’s debut album. Dig those groovy lines (and her solo) on “D’funked.”

Ryan Madora Publishes “Bass Players To Know” Book
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Ryan Madora Publishes “Bass Players To Know” Book

Ryan Madora’s “Bass Players To Know” column on No Treble has been such a hit. So much so, Ryan decided to publish a book. “Bass Players To Know: Learning From The Greats” features 35 bassists that have helped the instrument’s evolution.

2019 Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp To Feature Marcus Miller
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2019 Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp To Feature Marcus Miller

Gerald Veasley’s incredible annual Bass Bootcamp is back for 2019, and this year is promising to be one of the best yet. Bass legend Marcus Miller will be a special guest for the event, while Veasley himself serves as Artistic Director.

Purple House: An Interview with Ryan Madora
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Purple House: An Interview with Ryan Madora

If you’ve been reading No Treble at all for the past seven years, you’ve probably read the work of Ryan Madora. Her popular columns run the gamut from mastering the blues to understanding your instrument to bass players you should know. If you haven’t heard her play yet, you need to check out Robben Ford’s latest album, . The effort...

The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard
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The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

Earlier this year, Nashville bassist and No Treble contributor Ryan Madora released the self-titled debut with her new group, The Interludes. Inspired by the great rhythm sections from Stax, Motown and Muscle Shoals, the band’s vibe throws back to the instrumental stylings of Booker T. and the MG’s while bringing a modern touch of Medeski, Martin, and Wood. “I’m really...

Ryan Madora’s Band Releases Debut Album
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Ryan Madora’s Band Releases Debut Album

No Treble columnist Ryan Madora has released her debut album with her Nashville-based instrumental trio, The Interludes. The self-titled album melds the feel and groove of bands like Booker T. & the MG’s with the exploratory qualities of groups like Medeski, Martin and Wood. The trio, featuring Billy Nobel on keyboards, and Lynn Williams on drums and percussion, recorded the...

Best of 2013: The Top 10 “I Wish I Knew That” Columns
Best of 2013

Best of 2013: The Top 10 “I Wish I Knew That” Columns

Every other Friday, columnist Ryan Madora shares the lessons she’s learned along the way as a working bassist in her “I Wish I Knew That” column. Here are the top 10 most popular IWIKT columns for 2013. Enjoy! 1. Bass Strings: To Change Or Not To Change For years, bass players have debated the concept of changing strings and most...

Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer
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Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer

Last week, while enjoying a video from a television show featuring the duo of Ryan Madora on bass and Don Evans on guitar (see below), it reminded me of other playing situations where drummers were not present. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to hear first hand from Ryan on how playing without a drummer has impacted her experience as...

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

Meet Ryan Madora, a bassist from Philadelphia, PA and our player in the spotlight for August 31, 2010. Bio: Redefining the look of traditional bass players, Ryan Madora is currently lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with old school soul and blues inspired grooves. At the age of 16, Ryan began attending blues jams in the Philadelphia area and quickly...