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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (September 2014)

Time for a favorite in our Top 10 category… the top 10 most popular bass videos of the month.

This month is chock full of inspiring videos, and the mix is as diverse as ever for this list of top videos in September.

Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing!

100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

1. 100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

I love checking out these groove compilations, and the guys at Chicago Music Exchange hit it out of the park on this one. Bassist Marc Najjar teamed with drummer Nate Bauman to put together 100 of the most iconic bass riffs…

Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

2. Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

One Shot Not was a terrific show aired on French television from 2007 until 2011. In their final year of airing, guitarist Dominic Miller joined bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Manu Katché. The trio played Miller’s tune “Rush Hour”…

Postmodern Jukebox with Kate Davis: All About That [Upright] Bass

3. Postmodern Jukebox with Kate Davis: All About That [Upright] Bass

Ever since Meghan Trainor released her single “All About That Bass,” we’ve been getting tons of messages about it. Postmodern Jukebox took things a step further with this swing version of the song with Kate Davis laying it down on bass…

You Bred Raptors?: Yukon

4. You Bred Raptors?: Yukon

Named after a quote from Jurassic Park, You Bred Raptors? is a trio that does things differently. Musically it features cello, drums and a knockout 8-string bass played by Peat Rains. The band stands out even further by performing with an array of bizarres masks on…

Tony Grey: Coldplay’s “The Scientist” All-Bass Cover

5. Tony Grey: Coldplay’s “The Scientist” All-Bass Cover

Tony Grey has the magic touch… so musical, and with a great bass tone. Here’s Tony performing his cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” with his bass, a Keith McMillen 12 Step foot controller, plus some electronic beats and vocals added in…

Jaco Pastorius: 1976 Montreux Solo

6. Jaco Pastorius: 1976 Montreux Solo

Shortly after Jaco Pastorius joined Weather Report, the band performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The date was July 8, 1976. During that performance, Jaco performed a solo piece which included “Portrait of Tracy”. He was just 24 years old at the time…

Primus: To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Live 1989

7. Primus: To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Live 1989

Les Claypool has always marched to the beat of his own drum. That’s why we celebrated his birthday with a clip of the trio playing “To Defy the Laws of Tradition” from their 1989 radio performance on Stanford’s KZSU…

Joshua Young: Dominatus Fugue in C Minor

8. Joshua Young: Dominatus Fugue in C Minor

This is one of the most spectacular Bach-inspired pieces for bass guitar I’ve ever seen. Joshua Young wrote this extremely intricate and beautiful solo bass fugue in the style of the 18th century composer, complete with melody, counterpoint and bass line…

Jaco Pastorius: Rare Live Footage with Brian Melvin (1986)

9. Jaco Pastorius: Rare Live Footage with Brian Melvin (1986)

While I knew Jaco Pastorius spent time in California with Brian Melvin, where they recorded some albums around 1986, I had no idea Melvin released a documentary about his time with Jaco until today. This clip comes from Brian Melvin’s Reflections: On Music & Friendship with Jaco Pastorius

Alun Vaughan: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Solo Bass Arrangement

10. Alun Vaughan: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Solo Bass Arrangement

About three years ago, bassist Alun Vaughan shared a video of Simon Fitzpatrick performing an all-bass arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Alun just shared with us his own take on the tune, also arranged for solo bass…

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