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  • 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... »

  • Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride: “Blues in the Closet”

    Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride: “Blues in the Closet”

    It’s always a blast to see musical masters having fun jamming on a tune. Donovan Stokes sent me this video of Lynn Seaton and Christian McBride playing on the Oscar Pettiford song “Blues in the Closet” at the University of North Texas, where Seaton teaches Jazz Studies. The two bassists trade some of the tastiest... »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Dream Theater’s “Erotomania” Play-Along

    Alberto Rigoni: Dream Theater’s “Erotomania” Play-Along

    From the tricky fingerings to the melodic phrasing, Alberto Rigoni absolutely nails John Myung’s part on the Dream Theater song “Erotomania” in this play-along. Dig that tone, too! »

  • John Entwistle Band: Young Man Blues

    John Entwistle Band: Young Man Blues

    Today we celebrate the life and music of John Entwistle, on what would have his 69th birthday. The Ox was a huge figure in the development of the bass guitar and is referred to as the greatest who ever lived. His classic bass lines for The Who inspired thousands to pick up the bass to... »

  • Guitar Bank: Fender Jazz Bass Shootout

    Guitar Bank: Fender Jazz Bass Shootout

    There’s always been debate about the differences in quality between Fender basses made in different factories. Guitar Bank decided to settle it with a shootout video comparing Jazz Basses built in the USA, Mexico, and Japan with varying materials to make a straight comparison. Which one do you like the best? Share your thoughts in... »

  • The Who Featuring Pino Palladino: My Generation

    The Who Featuring Pino Palladino: My Generation

    It’s pretty telling when the top comment on a video by one of the world’s greatest rock bands is “Thumbs up if you are here only to see Pino playing.” Here’s the one and only Pino Palladino rocking out with The Who on Later… With Jools Holland back in 2007. The bassist lays out some... »

  • Star Wars Meets Metal Bass

    Star Wars Meets Metal Bass

    Davie504 combined two of my favorite things (bass and Star Wars) and made one pretty epic video. Davie said, “Here’s a little metal arrangement on my bass of some Star Wars tracks…” When he started playing the Cantina song, I was completely hooked. Now if only Vadar really played the bass… »

  • Victor Wooten’s End of Camp Concert: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

    Victor Wooten’s End of Camp Concert: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

    If you’ve ever had the chance to meet Victor Wooten in person, you know that he’s much more than just a phenomenal musician. On Victor’s Words and Tones/Sword and Stone tour last summer, I got the the chance to introduce my daughters to him. He invited us to hang out on the tour bus for... »

  • Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Voyager” Cover

    Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Voyager” Cover

    Back in July, we featured Jim Bennett’s incredible video of his all-bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” cover. Even more incredible was the story behind it. Jim has had a lot of success with that video and has decided to record a bass album featuring more Daft Punk covers, dubbed Daft Bass. Here’s Jim’s work-in-progress for... »