Columns: How Tos, Advice & Lessons for Bass Players
Throughout his career, Michael Tobias has quietly and generously supported musicians in need. Guest contributor Luke Putney shares the story on The Tobias Luthier Legacy.
In this episode, Paul Thompson digs into a huge hit from 1983 and the iconic bass line that carried it. George Duke, Steve Ferrone, and Alphonso Johnson bring the funk on “Stay With Me Tonight” by Jeffrey Osborne.
Lorenzo Feliciati is one of my favorite players because he has total control of the instrument with exciting creativity that really draws you into his music. We picked Feliciati’s brain about the essential bass lines that everyone should know.
In his new “From the Bottom” episode, Paul Thompson answers the unanswerable questions - revealing the many identities of this curious instrument of ours and the curious names of the people that play it.
In this new episode of “From the Bottom,” Paul Thompson breaks down Donny Hathaway’s greatest song. Paul digs in on why it sounds so amazing, and, of course, checking out that amazing bass fill by Willie Weeks before the end!
In this episode of “From the Bottom,” Paul Thompson digs into one of his favorite and lesser-known Jaco Pastorius solos. This one focuses on “Midwestern Nights Dream” from Pat Metheny’s 1975 album, “Bright Size Life.”
Paul Thompson is kicking off a new series today on No Treble. “From the Bottom” explores the work of the great bassists in history. This one kicks off with Wilton Felder.
Today, we’re launching a new series. “Five Bass Lines You Should Know” will feature bassists from all genres giving their opinion on the most essential tracks, plus one of their own. We’re kicking this off with Erick "Jesus" Coomes.
Have you had problems being able to follow your bass lines in a finished mix? After putting all of the instruments in the mix stuff can start to get cluttered. Travis Huisman offers some advice in this new “Recording Bass” column.
Peat Rains and You Bred Raptors? are back on the road for the first time since the world shut down in 2020. To document this brave new world, he’s writing a new tour diary for No Treble. Here’s Part 2.
Peat Rains and You Bred Raptors? are back on the road for the first time since the world shut down in 2020. To document this brave new world, he’s writing a new tour diary for No Treble.
With everyone locked down in 2020, it seems many musicians took to writing songs as an outlet, which made 2021 a very busy year for producers and engineers. Travis Huisman shares some advice on preparing to enter the studio for the first time.