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  • Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Big Block, Live at Ronnie Scott’s

    Jeff Beck with Tal Wilkenfeld: Big Block, Live at Ronnie Scott’s

    Taken from the Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s DVD, here’s Jeff Beck, Tal Wilkenfeld (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jason Rebello (keys) performing Beck’s “Big Block”. »

  • Michael Benjamin Plays Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” on Bass

    Michael Benjamin Plays Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” on Bass

    Michael Benjamin says “Most Bassists attempt ‘Donna Lee’, but to this day I haven’t seen anybody pull out ‘Confirmation’ on the bass. I hope this inspires you bass players out there!” Time to practice. »

  • Tony Franklin: Morning Raga (The Mother’s Call)

    Tony Franklin: Morning Raga (The Mother’s Call)

    Here’s a clip of Tony Franklin playing one of his original songs at Bass Bash in 2006, accompanied by guitarist Greg Koch and drummer John Calarco. »

  • The Beatles: Hey Bulldog (Isolated Bass & Vocals)

    The Beatles: Hey Bulldog (Isolated Bass & Vocals)

    Here’s Paul McCartney‘s bass track on “Hey Bulldog”, in all its glory. Taken from the Yellow Submarine DVD, you can hear the vocals, and a bit of guitar too. »

  • Victor Wooten: Groove Workshop

    Victor Wooten: Groove Workshop

    Here’s a great video clip from Victor Wooten‘s Groove Workshop, with teaching and playing in only the way Victor can. Victor is joined by Anthony Wellington in the clip. »

  • Jason Newsted: Bass Solo with Kirk Hammett

    Jason Newsted: Bass Solo with Kirk Hammett

    Here’s a clip of Jason Newsted during his time with Metallica from the Cunning Stunts DVD. Jason starts with a little bass solo doodle before he is joined by guitarist Kirk Hammett on duet renditions of the songs “My Friend of Misery,” “Sanitarium,” and finally “Nothing Else Matters.” »

  • Divinity Roxx Bass Solo

    Divinity Roxx Bass Solo

    Divinity Roxx, who got her big break touring with Victor Wooten, shows off her bass skills on The Beyoncé Experience – Live! DVD by playing through a medley of classic hip-hop and R&B tunes, wrapping up with some solo bass and stage antics. Divinity is the musical director for Beyonce’s band, Suga Mama. »

  • Bobby Vega Bass Solo

    Bobby Vega Bass Solo

    Here’s a clip featuring some beautiful and funky playing by San Francisco native Bobby Vega (with one sweet bass). Bobby has played with top names on the West Coast, including Tower of Power, Jerry Garcia, and Booker T. »

  • Stu Hamm: “Going to California” Live Solo Bass Performance

    Stu Hamm: “Going to California” Live Solo Bass Performance

    Stu Hamm’s take on the Led Zeppelin classic, “Going to California.” [Editor's note: check out our transcription of this performance.] »

  • James Genus with the Brecker Brothers: “Harpoon” Solo

    James Genus with the Brecker Brothers: “Harpoon” Solo

    Here’s a clip of James Genus’ bass solo to open up the Randy Brecker tune, “Harpoon”. The performance comes from a date with the Brecker Brothers in Madrid, Spain in 1994. »