Julia Hofer: Top 5 ABBA Bass Lines

Julia Hofer’s “Top 5 Bass Lines” videos are always a big hit around here. She’s just published a new one, focusing on the music of ABBA and the bass lines of Rutger Gunnarsson and Mike Watson.

The song list includes “Waterloo” (0:58), “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” (2:18), “Dancing Queen” (3:55), “Knowing Me, Knowing You” (4:53), and “Voulez-Vous” (5:42).

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  1. Bruce Thomas

    Yes. Great playing. Great timing and articulation. So why not do 5 Bruce Thomas bass lines?! Lipstick Vogue. Chelsea, Pump It Up, Everyday i Write the Book… from the Attractions – and one done with Suzanne Vega – 99.9F…Just a thought… :)

  2. Pat Pepper

    Got to be “When All Is Said And Done” at the top of my Abba bass line list. Just beautiful in terms of both sound and riff.

  3. Harold Hanlon

    Julia is great. I’d love to hear more of the early Abba numbers – Ring Ring, SOS, Money x 3, Honey x 2, I Do x 5, Mamma Mia and Fernando please.

  4. Hi, Julia ! Unexpectedly on FB, in the column of the ABBA fan group, I saw your video last night. You’re a very talented girl! What I heard in the video made me happy! ABBA is the favorite ensemble of my youth, and my favorite music until now. Also, when listening to ABBA songs today, I can focus more on the musical material, which is so rich, as well as the lyrics. And I’m happy for every new people today who appreciates and loves ABBA music! I wish you good luck and joy playing these songs. You do it very well! Wonderful!
    Best regards ! – Inese

  5. Raul B.

    Hallo Julia,
    please gimme,gimme,gimme the bass tabulature !!!