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  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Nessun Dorma” Solo Bass Performance

    Simon Fitzpatrick has taken “Nessun Dorma” – one of the most well-known tenor arias in opera – and turned it into a solo bass arrangement. “Nessun Dorma” (“None shall sleep”), is from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. For this performance, Simon is playing his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6. »

  • Matt Lawton: “Let’s Stay Together” for Solo Bass

    Matt Lawton: “Let’s Stay Together” for Solo Bass

    Matt Lawton shared his new video with us, performing a solo bass arrangement of the Al Green tune “Let’s Stay Together”. There’s plenty to like about this one. »

  • Nenad Vasilic: Deep Purple’s “Burn” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Nenad Vasilic: Deep Purple’s “Burn” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Double bassist Nenad Vasilic is back with a new cover video of Deep Purple’s “Burn.” While the whole arrangement is acoustic, check out his innovative method for getting “distortion” to match the ’70s rock vibe. »

  • Steve Lawson: Looping Improv

    Steve Lawson: Looping Improv

    Steve Lawson is a master of looping and effects to create enormous soundscapes. He recently sent us this great clip of an improv session that turned out very musical. “[It] started out as a video test and ended up featuring some rather nice music, sort of by accident,” Lawson shares. “It starts out with an... »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Una Mattina” for Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Una Mattina” for Bass Guitar

    Earlier this month, we shared a video by Simon Fitzpatrick and his bass arrangement of Francisco Tárrega’s classical guitar piece “Rosita”. This time around, Simon took the piano piece “Una Mattina,” by Ludovico Einaudi and turned it into a beautiful solo bass version. »

  • Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosita” on Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosita” on Bass Guitar

    Simon Fitzpatrick took Francisco Tárrega’s classical guitar piece “Rosita” and turned it into a classical 6-string bass piece. Stunning. »

  • Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo

    Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo

    We often feature solo bass tunes, but this one is a little different. Sharay Reed channels the spirit of James Jamerson by playing a solo bass line to the Marvin Gaye hit “What’s Going On” in this clip from the One Mic show. Reed weaves his own bass line for the song while keeping the... »

  • FF KING: 4’33”

    FF KING: 4’33”

    Skill. Courage. Raw talent. This is only half of what it takes to attempt John Cage’s masterpiece “4’33” on the bass guitar. Here’s a great performance of the piece by YouTube bassist FF KING, who bravely tackles the song in the wild. The anticipation that builds as he prepares to play will leave you on... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: “I Left America” Michael Manring Cover

    Jesús Rico Pérez: “I Left America” Michael Manring Cover

    This is not the first time we’ve featured a video of bassist Jesús Rico Pérez performing a cover of a Michael Manring tune… and I’m betting it won’t be the last. This is Jesús’ performance of “I Left America”, which appeared on Manring’s album, Soliloquy. BTW, the first time we shared one of Jesús’ covers,... »

  • Gheorghe Postoronca: Lullaby to the Sea

    Gheorghe Postoronca: Lullaby to the Sea

    Solo bassist Gheorghe Postoronca‘s latest video is guaranteed to chill you out. Like many of his songs, “Lullaby to the Sea” utilizes a chordal fingerstyle to create a spellbinding musical journey. Postoronca performs the song in front of the sea to use the crashing waves as an ambient backdrop. Check out his innovative use of... »