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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2013)

Things got pretty hot in June with help from these, the top 10 most watched bass videos on No Treble.

Thanks for watching, sharing and commenting (and for sending us your video recommendations too!)

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Roundabout” Solo Bass

1. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Roundabout” Solo Bass

Simon Fitzpatrick is a guy who constantly pushes himself to see what can be done on the bass. Here’s the latest example: an incredibly intricate solo bass version of the classic Yes track “Roundabout.”

Poliana Magalhães: Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” Playalong

2. Poliana Magalhães: Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” Playalong

A few months ago, Marta Altesa impressed us with her play-along to Jamiroquai’s “Time Won’t Wait”. We just heard from another impressive young bassist, Poliana Magalhães, who shared some of her videos with us. This play-along to Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” is a lot of fun…

Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

3. Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

This is “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” like you’ve never heard it. Filmed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October 2012, Les Claypool and guitarist Marc “Mirv” Haggard tackle the Primus song in a bluegrass fashion, but that doesn’t stop the bassist from unleashing his signature style…

Dream Theater: Instrumedley (John Myung Angle)

4. Dream Theater: Instrumedley (John Myung Angle)

Dream Theater’s “Instrumedley”, AKA “The Dance of Instrumentals” is an instrumental showcase the band performed only during their live shows. Here’s the best version of the performance – the one focused exclusively on bassist John Myung.

Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Sweatn

5. Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins: Sweatn

Evan Marien sent me the latest of his duo with drummer Dana Hawkins. This time around, they’re performing the tune “Sweatn.” I’ve said it before… these guys just knock me out. How about you?

KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

6. KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

Interestingly, this cover covers both the electronic era of Daft Punk and the current era which features more live instruments. For the “live instruments” part, KNOWER has teamed up with the ever-funky Tim Lefebvre on the bass.

Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

7. Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

We decided to help celebrate Marcus Miller’s birthday with some solo bass music by the man himself. Here’s Marcus performing “Detroit” and the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS.

Mats Ödahl: Charlie Parker Solo Bass Play-Along

8. Mats Ödahl: Charlie Parker Solo Bass Play-Along

Bassist Mats Ödahl sent us this remarkable video he made of himself playing along to a Charlie Parker solo. Mats has some lofty goals, which he seems to be living up to…

Bass Orchestra: All Bass Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Medley

9. Bass Orchestra: All Bass Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Medley

Bass Orchestra, AKA Ran Mussman, put together this awesome all bass mashup of the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg songs “Still D.R.E.” and “The Next Episode.” All of the sounds he plays are made on his bass, with a little help from his DAW…

Bassment Dan: Slap Bass Arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”

10. Bassment Dan: Slap Bass Arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”

Dan Scowcroft, AKA Bassment Dan, sent us this video of his slap bass arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” Step 1: we had to get over our music snobbery. Step 2: we dug what he was doing. Lesson learned: don’t judge a video by its title.

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