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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2015)

Here’s something to keep you busy – and the good kind of busy: the top 10 most watched bass videos on No Treble during June.

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Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

1. Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

Fender shared a great video featuring Geddy Lee talking about his right-hand picking technique – one he says developed after touring with Primus back in the early 2000s. Geddy was inspired by Les Claypool, and incorporated more of a flamenco-style approach as a result…

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones: Stomping Grounds (1996)

2. Bela Fleck and The Flecktones: Stomping Grounds (1996)

On December 26, 1996, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show to promote their album, Live Art. They played “Stomping Grounds”, which is a terrific showcase for Victor Wooten and the rest of the band…

Federico Malaman & Rossana Carraro: Bang Bang

3. Federico Malaman & Rossana Carraro: Bang Bang

Bassist Federico Malaman and vocalist Rossana Carraro teamed up to create this terrific cover of “Bang Bang” – the tune recorded by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. It is making the rounds on Facebook now – with over 600,000 views. Federico shared the video with us to get it even more attention…

Adam Nitti: Not Of This World

4. Adam Nitti: Not Of This World

Adam Nitti sent me this incredible video of him playing on the title track from his latest album, Not Of This World. “Not of this world” is as good a description as any for this. Be sure to check out the solo!

The Bassmonsters: Sweet Child O’ Mine

5. The Bassmonsters: Sweet Child O’ Mine

I recently returned from the International Society of Bassists convention where there was a week’s worth of double bass performances, clinics, and masterclasses from the world’s foremost players. One of the performances that stuck out was by the Bassmonsters, a double bass quartet that plays arrangements of rock, pop, and metal songs…

Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

6. Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

Bassist and educator Pablo Elorza recently posted a new blog on exercises for musicians. Part of the lesson is a video with stretches to warm up before or after a playing session. The bassist composed this beautiful bass solo to accompany the video, and it’s just as inspiring as the information…

Jason Everett: The Return

7. Jason Everett: The Return

Jason Everett, aka Mister E, sent us this clip of his song “The Return,” which features the bassist playing on his fretless seven string. “‘The Return’ is a recent composition and is the fourth and final movement of my epic composition ‘Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality,’” Everett writes…

Tower of Power: Soul With Capital S (Java Jazz Festival – 2006)

8. Tower of Power: Soul With Capital S (Java Jazz Festival – 2006)

Here’s a great clip of Tower of Power performing “Soul With Capital S” – with some trademark funky bass by the one and only Rocco Prestia. And how about that honkin’ bari sax? This performance was recorded at the Java Jazz Festival in 2006…

Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” for Acoustic and Piccolo Basses, and Electric Cello

9. Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” for Acoustic and Piccolo Basses, and Electric Cello

We’re used to seeing Zander Zon push the envelope with a single bass. But he’s been branching out of late – starting with his first ever collaboration video (with singing duo KJC.) Zander just sent me his latest video, featuring his new acoustic bass guitar…

Fernando Molinari: Destrambelhado

10. Fernando Molinari: Destrambelhado

Fernando Molinari sent us this smoking playalong clip of the song “Destrambelhado” from his first CD. The bassist mixes fingerstyle, slap, and strumming to drive the fusion track…