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Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available
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Marcus Miller “Renaissance” Transcriptions Available

If you’ve been aching to play some tracks from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, Stuart Clayton’s Bassline Publishing has just released the book Marcus Miller – Highlights from Renaissance. The 106-page book collects five pieces from the album, including “Detroit,” “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Cee-Tee-Eye,” with transcriptions written in standard notation and tablature. Extensive performance notes are featured as well,...

Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance
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Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance

Stuart Clayton sent me another video of an all-bass arrangement. This time, Stuart takes on Beethoven’s “Für Elise,” which was originally written for piano. As was the case with his version of “Golliwog’s Cakewalk”, this arrangement is included Stuart’s book, Ultimate Tapping for Bass Guitar.

Stuart Clayton: Golliwog’s Cakewalk
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Stuart Clayton: Golliwog’s Cakewalk

When I see a video by Stuart Clayton, I’m usually at a loss for words. As many of you know, his transcriptions are stellar, and his bass playing is equally so. Here’s what Stuart had to say about his latest video: “This is my arrangement of Debussy’s ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk’, from The Children’s Corner suite of piano pieces. I’ve wanted to...

Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels
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Book Teaches Plectrum Playing, for All Ability Levels

Just about everything you need to know about playing bass with a pick is covered in Stuart Clayton’s Plectrum Techniques for Bass Guitar. The book, with 201 exercises, can be used by every player — from beginner to advanced. The book also includes four study pieces. All are supported by downloadable audio. Chapters cover triplets, as well as rock, metal,...

Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album
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Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

Stuart Clayton’s bass transcriptions are staples here at No Treble, and he has turned his talents to transcribing the whole of Level 42’s first live album, A Physical Presence. In the book, Level 42 — A Physical Presence Bass Transcriptions, Clayton transcribes the work of vocalist/bassist Mark King, known for his electric bass slap style, including songs like the instrumental...

Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”
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Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

If you’re a fan of Stuart Clayton’s work on No Treble, his book, Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar from Clayton’s Bassline Publishing, should pique your interest. The book, featuring 10 study pieces, teaches players how to master techniques like slapping, fingerstyle and plectrum playing and the use of harmonics. It’s the fourth title in Bassline’s Bass Techniques series, and each...

The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music
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The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music

Stuart Clayton has authored three new books for Bassline Publishing’s Bass Essentials series, aimed at helping bassists master the fundamentals of reading music. The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music includes beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, to allow bassists to choose the ones best suited to their current skill level. Each book features audio tracks, via downloads from the publisher’s...

Stuart Clayton: D-Code (Alain Caron Cover)
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Stuart Clayton: D-Code (Alain Caron Cover)

Stuart Clayton shared his brand new video with us, performing Alain Caron’s “D-Code” on his newly acquired Bogart bass. “This great track by Alain Caron features some innovative slap techniques that I have been working on for the past few months,” Stuart shares. “I was inspired to work on this piece again after picking up this Bogart bass at the...

Stuart Clayton Releases “The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes” in iBook Format
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Stuart Clayton Releases “The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes” in iBook Format

Bassist/author Stuart Clayton is taking his popular bass method books and publishing them in iBook format, offering new interactive features for the books previously only available in print. The first release is Clayton’s The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes, re-imagined for the digital format. The iBook format introduces full versions of each of the supporting tracks, as embedded...

Stuart Clayton: Thumb King
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Stuart Clayton: Thumb King

Stuart Clayton is back with a new video, this time demonstrating a tune he wrote for the Rockschool Exam board. Stuart says this composition was written to meet a requirement for a “slap bass composition in the style of Mark King/Level 42”. Good stuff as always from Mr. Clayton! (And great camera work too.)

Stuart Clayton: “Shape of My Heart” for Solo Bass
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Stuart Clayton: “Shape of My Heart” for Solo Bass

Time for some new awesomeness by bassist Stuart Clayton. This is Stuart’s arrangement of Sting’s tune “Shape of My Heart”, for solo bass. The arrangement comes from Stuart’s book, Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass.

Stuart Clayton: Nothing Else Matters – Solo Bass Arrangement
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Stuart Clayton: Nothing Else Matters – Solo Bass Arrangement

Stuart Clayton offers his take on Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, performed as a solo bass arrangement. Stuart wanted to include the tune in his Solo Arrangements for Electric Bass book, but couldn’t secure the copyright permission in time. For those who feel up for the challenge, Stuart has posted the sheet music and MP3 on his Bassline Publishing website. (Dig...