10 More Lines You Should Never Play on Upright Bass

It’s time to revisit the banned list! Following up on my first video, here are 10 more bass lines guaranteed to get you kicked out of your next bass lesson!

All your favorites including Tool, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Primus, Symphony X, The Stranglers, RATM, Black Sabbath, and MORE.

Volume 2 includes ARCO interpretations (with the bow) sure to shatter a window (or two), so TURN UP, get ready to drop ‘C’, and get ready for some serious BASS FACE.

Paul Thompson has been playing bass professionally for over 30 years, including recording and touring stints with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Recent playing credits include Bob Reynolds, John Pizzarelli, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and Bob James, among others. Currently, he can be seen playing in and around the Pittsburgh, PA area with the THOTH Trio, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and many other musicians in the city's rich Jazz community. An educator of over 25 years, Paul currently teaches Jazz Bass at Duquesne University, West Virginia University, and his alma mater, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Performing Arts School.

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  1. Jeffrey P Kenaston

    I don’t know most of those tunes but I dig it!

  2. Bill Haverchuck

    I don’t know most of those tunes but I dig it!