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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords

Here’s another great entry in Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. “This week’s exercise is a slow bass groove that combines harmonics with fretted bass notes to create chords,” Stuart shared. “The inspiration for this piece was Jaco Pastorius’s renowned composition ‘Portrait of Tracy’, which is highly recommended as a study piece if you enjoy using harmonics,...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove

Here’s episode #3 of Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this episode, Stuart offers up a slap bass groove in the style of Marcus Miller. He even performs it on a Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just click on “Free Stuff!” on...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #2
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #2

When we shared Stuart Clayton’s first Bass Lick of the Week, it was a huge hit. Here’s the second installment. Stuart shares the background on this lick: “This week’s exercise is a fingerstyle line that uses major and minor tenth intervals to imply chordal parts alongside a bassline. It was performed on a Fender Precision Bass, strung with flatwound strings.”...

Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #1 – Funk Groove
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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #1 – Funk Groove

Our friend Stuart Clayton recently made the exciting announcement that he’s kicking off a year-long series entitled “Bass Lick of the Week.” Here’s the first entry in the series, focused on playing a funk groove with a pick. “Each week I’ll be uploading a new video where I demonstrate an original bass groove – with on-screen notation – then talk...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King

Stuart Clayton released Giants of Bass – Volume 2 back in March, and the videos keep coming. In this one, Stuart takes on the Level 42 bassist Mark King in this track he wrote for the book. “This complex, slap-driven piece was written in the style of Mark’s early work with Level 42, and features all of his trademarks: sixteenth...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Zender
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Zender

Stuart Clayton is set to release his new edition of Giants of Bass on March 4th, which is a completely revamped version of his original book. In this video, Stuart offers another preview of what to expect, with a focus on former Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender. “I’ve been a fan of Stuart’s work since the early days of Jamiroquai, and...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Marcus Miller
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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.

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Hamm
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Stuart Hamm

Stuart Clayton is really making lots of progress on his new edition of Giants of Bass. This time around, Clayton is focusing his attention on Stuart Hamm. “This track was written in the style of the instrumental jazz/rock tunes that Stuart recorded on his first three albums back in the late eighties and early nineties,” Clayton shared. “It features open...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

Stuart Clayton just added a new video showcasing his work in progress on the new edition of Giants of Bass. In this video, he tackles the style of Flea – particularly the style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik era. Dig the tone on that 1976 Music Man StingRay!

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle

Stuart Clayton has released another video and preview of the upcoming revamp of his book Giants of Bass. This time around, his focus is on bass legend John Entwistle. “This track is a nod to classic tracks by The Who such as ‘The Real Me’, ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ – among others,” Stuart shared. Nailed it.

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Billy Sheehan
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Billy Sheehan

Stuart Clayton is working on a major update of his book, Giants of Bass. One of the bass giants he’s featuring is Billy Sheehan, who has done a lot in his career since the first version of the book. In this video, Stuart explains the update and the story behind this new track for the book.

Stuart Clayton Transcribes Stu Hamm Album
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Stuart Clayton Transcribes Stu Hamm Album

Love Stuart Hamm’s seven-song solo bass suite on his 2015 album Book of Lies? Well, bassist and author (and No Treble contributor) Stuart Clayton has transcribed it for you, along with the rest of the album. Clayton’s book, Stu Hamm – The Book of Lies Bass Transcriptions, was checked by Hamm for accuracy and features his insights and performance notes,...