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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (July 2018)

Time for your monthly dose of bass goodness, thanks to the top 10 reader favorite bass videos on No Treble.

Here are the 10 most watched for the month of July 2018. Thanks for watching, commenting, and sharing!

Jeff Berlin on Jaco Pastorius: Harmonics

1. Jeff Berlin on Jaco Pastorius: Harmonics

In my younger years, Jaco Pastorius and Jeff Berlin were two of the titans of bass I looked up to. So it was super cool to spot this video by Jeff talking about Jaco’s use of harmonics…

Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove

2. Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove

Here’s a great clip from North Sea Jazz a few days ago with Marcus Miller and Michael League. The focus of this video is in response to the host’s question, “how do you develop a groove?” Michael immediately pushed the question over to Marcus, who decided it was better to show than tell…

Blues Beatles: Love Me Do

3. Blues Beatles: Love Me Do

Readers always get a kick out of the Blues Beatles and their re-imagined covers of Beatles’ tunes (we do too). Here’s the band performing “Love Me Do,” with some excellent bass playing and backing vocals by Bruno Falcão…

The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

4. The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

Pianist Lao Tizer sent us this video – his fifth in a series – featuring one hip cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.” Lao shared: “This video showcases an All-Star lineup featuring vocalist, Tita Hutchison (Rick Rubin, Foreigner), Grammy-nominated bassist, Ric Fierabracci (Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Blood Sweat & Tears)…

Pomplamoose: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup

5. Pomplamoose: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup

Sam Wilkes is one busy bassist. In this clip, he’s laying down the groove on a Jamiroquai/Bee Gees mashup by Pomplamoose. Pomplamoose’s lead vocalist Nataly and keyboardist Jack were listening to Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity,” when Jack noticed how much it sounded like the Bee Gees…

Robben Ford & The Blue Line: You Cut Me to the Bone

6. Robben Ford & The Blue Line: You Cut Me to the Bone

While scrolling through Facebook last night, I saw a post by our good friend Steve Lawson (in a discussion with Cody Wright). Steve shared this video of Robben Ford & The Blue Line performing “You Cut Me to the Bone,” with Roscoe Beck on bass…

Andres Rotmistrovsky and Vero Perez: Don’t Know Why

7. Andres Rotmistrovsky and Vero Perez: Don’t Know Why

Andres Rotmistrovsky has made a good handful of incredible videos featuring bass and vocal duets, and this is no different. The bassist creates a dazzling cover of “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones with singer Vero Perez. He adapts his awesome chordal approach to an old school vibe by using a 1967 Fender Coronado Bass…

Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

8. Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

Here’s Stuart Clayton’s 25th exercise in his “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this lesson, Stuart explores a fingerstyle funk line that features double stop chords and some tricky open string passages. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions…

Vulfpeck: Captain Hook

9. Vulfpeck: Captain Hook

Vulfpeck has just released a video of a tune from their album, Mr Finish Line, and this one is special. In addition to the groovy bass by the one and only Joe Dart, the track also features Bootsy Collins, Baby Theo, and Mushy Kay on vocals…

Cheikh Ndoye: “Giant Steps” on Bass Xalam

10. Cheikh Ndoye: “Giant Steps” on Bass Xalam

We’ve featured Cheikh Ndoye on traditional African bass instruments before, but his latest video is amazing. He performs the infamous John Coltrane song “Giant Steps” on the Bass Xalam. He plays through the melody and walks two choruses of the song that would be difficult on an electric bass…