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  • Mats Ödahl: Charlie Parker Solo Bass Play-Along

    Mats Ödahl: Charlie Parker Solo Bass Play-Along

    Bassist Mats Ödahl sent us this remarkable video he made of himself playing along to a Charlie Parker solo. Mats has some lofty goals, which he seems to be living up to. This year I [will] try to learn and upload a solo to my Youtube channel every (or every other) week,” he shared with... »

  • Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian

    Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian

    Richard Bona Group: Live in San Sebastian It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by Richard Bona. Time to fix that. Here’s Bona and his group performing at the San Sebastián International Jazz Festival in 2006. I think my favorite part comes just past the 10 minute mark. This one is fun.... »

  • Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

    Marcus Miller: “Detroit” & “I’ll Be There” Solo Bass Performance

    Today is Marcus Miller’s birthday, and so we’re celebrating with some solo bass music by the man himself. Here’s Marcus performing “Detroit” and the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. »

  • Bassment Dan: Slap Bass Arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”

    Bassment Dan: Slap Bass Arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance”

    Dan Scowcroft, AKA Bassment Dan, sent us this video of his slap bass arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance.” Step 1: we had to get over our music snobbery. Step 2: we dug what he was doing. Lesson learned: don’t judge a video by its title. »

  • The Billy Sea: The Mare’s Day, Live at Altamont Theatre

    The Billy Sea: The Mare’s Day, Live at Altamont Theatre

    Bassist Jake Wolf sent us this great performance of his band The BIlly Sea performing their tune “The Mare’s Day” at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina. The trio creates a sense of nostalgia in the song, which changes time feels throughout to add poignancy to slide guitarist Billy Cardine’s thoughtful phrasing. Wolf builds... »

  • Dream Theater: Instrumedley (John Myung Angle)

    Dream Theater: Instrumedley (John Myung Angle)

    Dream Theater’s “Instrumedley”, AKA “The Dance of Instrumentals” is an instrumental showcase the band performed only during their live shows. Here’s the best version of the performance – the one focused exclusively on bassist John Myung. »

  • Joe Lester: “Australopithecus” Intronaut 5-String Fretless Bass Play-Along

    Joe Lester: “Australopithecus” Intronaut 5-String Fretless Bass Play-Along

    Joe Lester stopped by the EMG studio with his 5-string fretless Zon to record a play-along of his band Intronaut’s song “Australopithecus.” The bassist runs the gamut of tones from a beautiful clean fretless “mwah” to a bone-crushing distortion. »

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  • Viaceslav Svedov & Davide Biale: Bass Collab

    Viaceslav Svedov & Davide Biale: Bass Collab

    Two popular bassists on Youtube decided to get together to do a virtual bass collaboration. Here’s Viaceslav Svedov and Davide Biale (aka Davie504) doing their thing and having fun… especially Viaceslav. »

  • Kühntett: Teen Town

    Kühntett: Teen Town

    Who says you can’t play “Teen Town” on upright? Axel Kühn arranged the tune for his sextet, called Kühntett, and decided to rock it out on his double bass. Not only does he nail the melody, he takes a tasty solo starting at 5:26. Bravo! »

  • Bass Orchestra: All Bass Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Medley

    Bass Orchestra: All Bass Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Medley

    Bass Orchestra, AKA Ran Mussman, put together this awesome all bass mashup of the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg songs “Still D.R.E.” and “The Next Episode.” All of the sounds he plays are made on his bass, with a little help from his DAW. Mussman also takes a crack at replicating the video with cars... »