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  • Bass Battle: “Finding Myself” Live Looping Solo Bass

    Bass Battle: “Finding Myself” Live Looping Solo Bass

    Iuliu-Bogdan Diaconeasa, aka “Bass Battle”, has released the fifth video in his series of live looping bass compositions. “Finding Myself” is a solo bass song that slowly layers up, eventually adding chords, bass, melody and percussion. Check it out: »

  • Zander Zon: Adele’s “Someone Like You” Solo Bass Performance

    Zander Zon: Adele’s “Someone Like You” Solo Bass Performance

    In this recent video, Zander Zon takes a pop tune and makes it better, with a solo bass arrangement. Enjoy Zander’s own arrangement of Adele’s “Someone Like You”. »

  • Gov’t Mule: “Thorazine Shuffle” Live with Allen Woody

    Gov’t Mule: “Thorazine Shuffle” Live with Allen Woody

    A couple weeks ago we celebrated the birthday of the late great Allen Woody. On that day, we posted a question on our Facebook page, asking readers which of his bass lines they liked the best. You all roared back with one of the baddest rock bass riffs ever: “Thorazine Shuffle”. Here’s the original Gov’t... »

  • Mudvayne: “Dig” Music Video with Ryan Martinie’s Angle

    Mudvayne: “Dig” Music Video with Ryan Martinie’s Angle

    Ryan Martinie is one sick bassist. Judging by this video, he might also be a little crazy. Here’s the music video for Mudvayne’s “Dig,” featuring Martinie’s infamous bass line. »

  • Steve Swallow Quintet: Exit Stage Left

    Steve Swallow Quintet: Exit Stage Left

    Earlier this year, Steve Swallow released a new album featuring a revised lineup of his quintet to include organ, guitar, bass, sax and drums. “I had in mind a small band but one with interesting textural possibilities, a diversity and variety of sound,” Swallow said of his new lineup. “The knee-jerk reaction to a band... »

  • David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Questions”

    David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Questions”

    David Pastorius adds some serious fire to Tech N9ne’s song “Questions” by riffing off of rapper’s lyrical rhythm as well as throwing in his own freestyle licks. The bassist brings his incredible technique and creativity together to dish out some really cool lines and add a new dimension to the track. »

  • Craig Akin: “Do it!” Funky Upright Bass

    Craig Akin: “Do it!” Funky Upright Bass

    Craig Akin sent us this epic video of a tune he wrote for solo upright bass. The tune, “Do it!” was featured on Abbie Gardner’s album, Hope in 2011. Craig said he’s performing this tune on his 19th century Tyrolean bass with spirocore strings. Oh yeah. »

  • Alejandro Masafret: Bass Improv #2

    Alejandro Masafret: Bass Improv #2

    Alejandro Masafret sent me this video of him performing what he calls “fragments of several improvisations” on bass. His slap skills are quite impressive, as you’ll see. But then after he lays down some loops, he switches to soloing over top of it all in an equally impressive way. Then he changes it up yet... »

  • Cody Wright: “Blackbird” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Cody Wright: “Blackbird” Solo Bass Arrangement

    “Blackbird” by The Beatles may be one of the most covered songs ever written, but Cody Wright of the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra puts an awesome spin on it with his unique bass arrangement. Switching between tapping, fingerstyle and picking, Wright’s mesmerizing version was captured during his performance at the Asheville Music Hall in Asheville, North... »

  • Miki Santamaria: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for Solo Bass

    Miki Santamaria: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for Solo Bass

    I’ve been super impressed with Miki Santamaria since the first video we shared by him. It goes beyond his bass playing, which is remarkable enough. It is his musicianship that impresses me even more. Here’s Miki performing a solo bass arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbox”, which he says is “One of the prettiest melodies... »