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  • Davie504: Halloween Meets Bass

    Davie504: Halloween Meets Bass

    We always love celebrating Halloween bass style. Davie504 can always be counted on for doing something cool. Put that together and you have this Halloween video of various tunes by the talented bassist. Davie asks, “Which songs am I playing? Leave a comment!” And Happy Halloween from all of us. »

  • Josh Cohen: Toots Thielemans’ “Bluesette” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Josh Cohen: Toots Thielemans’ “Bluesette” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Back in January, bassist Josh Cohen shared his terrific story in our Reader Spotlight series. Josh is back with this new video of him performing a solo bass arrangement of the Toots Thielemans standard, “Bluesette”. “Bluesette” was first recorded by Toots in 1962, with him whistling and playing guitar in unison. Here’s the original from... »

  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

    Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bajo de Guia

    Renaud Garcia-Fons never ceases to amaze me. Here’s another fantastic performance of his song “Bajo de Guia,” taken from his DVD The Marcevol Concert. Garcia-Fons has an insane amount of facility on the bass, especially in thumb position. His gypsy/flamenco style proves his rhythmic mastery, which is taken even further with his foot-tapping pattern. »

  • Ariane Cap: Solo Bass in Stereo

    Ariane Cap: Solo Bass in Stereo

    Grab a pair of headphones and get ready for a cool sonic experience. Ariane Cap put together an awesome solo bass jam in stereo with different lines panned left and right to please your ear holes. “All six string bass, a looper, a Delay pedal and a Slicer Pedal create all the mayhem,” Cap writes.... »

  • Zander Zon: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” Solo Bass Performance

    Zander Zon: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” Solo Bass Performance

    Good news! Zander Zon looks to be well recovered from his recent injury and back to playing his incredible bass arrangements. This time around, Zander is performing an all-bass cover of “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” by the dubstep group, Skrillex. “The melody lines were what interested me about the piece,” Zander shares. “I thought... »

  • Nathan Navarro: The Beatles’ “Because” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Nathan Navarro: The Beatles’ “Because” Solo Bass Arrangement

    I always love it when Nathan Navarro puts out a new video, and this is one of my favorites. He takes the classic Beatles tune “Because” and perfectly captures its ethereal vibe with a heavy reverb. Navarro shared the video on his Facebook page noting, “Here’s an interesting quote from John Lennon: ‘Yoko was playing... »

  • Gheorghe Postoronca: Dreaming of You

    Gheorghe Postoronca: Dreaming of You

    Solo bassist Gheorghe Postoronca sent us this video for his latest song, “Dreaming of You.” Combining fingerstyle, slap and tapping, the song flows through several textures to give a full accompaniment to Postoronca’s catchy melody. »

  • Joshua Young: Dominatus Fugue in C Minor

    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. If you weren’t looking, you’d think “Dominatus” was being performed by three different people.... »

  • Alun Vaughan: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Solo Bass Arrangement

    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. “A quick demo of my solo arrangement of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. (Apologies for a couple of synching issues... »

  • Dominique Muzeau: “A Day in the Life” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Dominique Muzeau: “A Day in the Life” Solo Bass Arrangement

    French bassist and No Treble reader Dominique Muzeau sent in this serene solo bass version of the classic McCartney/Lennon song “A Day in the Life,” and I’m glad he did. “I play a Takamine B10 bass and a while ago I was looking for some other players of this instrument on the web,” he wrote.... »