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

You’re going to want to clear your schedule, because we have an all-new top 10 bass videos list for you.

These are the 10 most watched videos on No Treble last month. Thanks for watching, commenting and sharing!

Leo Lyons and a Double Sided Bass

1. Leo Lyons and a Double Sided Bass

I’m surprised I’ve never seen this – a video that’s been out since 2010. In this video, Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons shows off a unique bass built by Inspire Instruments. We’ll let Leo explain…

Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Christos Nikolaou’s “Calling”

2. Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Christos Nikolaou’s “Calling”

Steve DiGiorgio may be known for playing fretless in death metal bands, but he’s a very diverse musician. Check out this clip of the bassist tracking the song “Calling” by Mythodea in the studio. DiGiorgio lays down punchy, melodic bass lines with on a Rickenbacker to give the song some extra drive…

Arda Algan: All Bass Human Nature

3. Arda Algan: All Bass Human Nature

Arda Algan is one industrious bassist. Exhibit A is his all-bass cover of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”. Using four different basses and countless tracks, Arda puts together what he says is just an attempt for “a pure bass song”…

Joni Mitchell with Jaco Pastorius: Free Man in Paris

4. Joni Mitchell with Jaco Pastorius: Free Man in Paris

We remembered Jaco Pastorius on the anniversary of his passing by listening to the wealth of great music he gave us. Among our favorites is his collaborations with Joni Mitchell. In this clip from Shadows and Light, Jaco, Michael Brecker, Don Alias, Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays kick Mitchell’s “Free Man in Paris” up several notches in this 1979 performance…

Beck, Bogert & Appice: Superstition, Live

5. Beck, Bogert & Appice: Superstition, Live

In 1973, guitarist Jeff Beck, bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice released their studio album, Beck, Bogert & Appice. I’ve been spinning that vinyl a lot lately, which brought me to this video. In this 1973 performance, the group plays Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”, with Bogert laying down some serious bass…

Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live

6. Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live

Rage Against the Machine came together in 2010 to perform a special free concert at London’s Finsbury Park, and it was a night to remember. Luckily, the band is releasing the entire performance in an upcoming DVD, aptly named Live at Finsbury Park. Here’s a killer version of “Bulls on Parade” taken from the event…

Cheikh Ndoye: Ngoni Bass

7. Cheikh Ndoye: Ngoni Bass

Bassist Cheikh Ndoye shared this awesome video of his work on the African Contrabass, also known as the bass ngoni. The West-African traditional instrument is fretless with three strings. Ndoye, who was born in Senegal, did some of his own modifications to get it to fit his style…

James Brown (Featuring Bootsy Collins): Live at the Olympia, 1971

8. James Brown (Featuring Bootsy Collins): Live at the Olympia, 1971

If you haven’t seen the James Brown documentary Mr. Dynamite yet, you’re missing out. It follows the iconic soul singer’s rise to the top of charts with incredible interview segments with his musicians. Of course, one of the film’s highlights is the introduction of Bootsy Collins into Brown’s band…

Kate Davis: Keep An Open Heart

9. Kate Davis: Keep An Open Heart

Sometimes it’s not the notes you play, it’s how you play them. Kate Davis proves that point in this beautiful duet with guitarist Rob Moose on her song “Keep An Open Heart,” filmed for the One On One Sessions at City Winery in New York City…

Stuart Clayton: Für Elise Solo Bass Performance

10. 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

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