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  • Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session

    Marcus Miller: “Afrodeezia” Interview & Performance Session

    Dunlop hosted Marcus Miller for a discussion and live performance of his new album, Afrodeezia. The session includes interviews with performances of “Hylife,” “B’s River” and “Son Of Macbeth” in between. »

  • John Ferrara: Two-Handed Tapping Lesson and Playalong

    John Ferrara: Two-Handed Tapping Lesson and Playalong

    We recently got to interview Consider the Source’s John Ferrara, who gave us the scoop on the band’s latest album, World War Trio, Pt. 1. It’s made up of a six-part epic song called “Put Another Rock in That Bag” that the bassist kicks off with some blazing two-handed tapping. Ferrara shares some insight on... »

  • Christian Rauhoeft: Revaluation

    Christian Rauhoeft: Revaluation

    When Christian Rauhoeft shared this video with us, his note really meant something to me. I’ll share what he wrote, to do it justice: Ever since I read Damian’s [column on] “staying motivated and avoiding unhealthy comparisons,” my self confidence as a bass player was able to make a considerable step into the right direction... »

  • Emile Nelson: Believe

    Emile Nelson: Believe

    Emile Nelson sent us this cool video he put together for the title track of his album, Believe. The tune is a catchy one, with a nice groove held down by Emile. The video is a nice reminder of the warm weather that may get here, eventually. (You can find the album on ). »

  • 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. »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Molecular Spectrometry” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe‘s playing never ceases to amaze me. Today’s featured video is the bassist’s latest face-melting playthrough for the song “Molecular Spectrometry” from his instrumental technical metal band Teramobil. Not one to simply play roots, Lapointe’s lines are a great example of a bass player taking the lead while still supporting the song. He... »

  • 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... »

  • Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

    Esperanza Spalding: “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”

    Here’s a clip from the 2012 North Sea Jazz fest featuring the one and only Esperanza Spalding performing covers of two Michael Jackson tunes, “Hold On Me” and “I Can’t Help It”. No other words necessary. »

  • 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,... »