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Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “Fear His Displeasure” Bass Playthrough
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Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “Fear His Displeasure” Bass Playthrough

Cryptopsy have a new album coming out next week called The Book of Suffering – Tome II, and they’re gearing fans up for it with this killer guitar and bass playthrough of the song “Fear His Displeasure.” Bassist Olivier Pinard tears it up with a crushing tone. “On this recording I used my Spector Euro 5 LX with Elixir strings...

MarloweDK: “Shining Star” Bass Playalong
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MarloweDK: “Shining Star” Bass Playalong

So great to see MarloweDK back posting videos. In this one, MarloweDK is playing along to the Earth, Wind & Fire track “Shining Star”, in preparation for a gig. He’s playing it on his all-stock ’77 Fender Jazz, which along with all the basses on the wall behind him, gives us some serious GAS.

Simon Fitzpatrick: Hoedown Bass Playalong
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Simon Fitzpatrick: Hoedown Bass Playalong

Simon Fitzpatrick is back with another epic video. In this one, he pays tribute to the late great Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Fitzpatrick tackles the melody from the band’s version of Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” on his Sei Bass Flamboyant 6 bass.

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

Roger Alcantara: Pinball Number Count Play-Along
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Roger Alcantara: Pinball Number Count Play-Along

Roger Alcantara sent us his play-along to the funky tune, “Pinball Number Count” – the song used by Sesame Street to teach kids how to count to twelve. The original features the Pointer Sisters on vocals. After researching this tune for 30 minutes or so, the bassist on the original is a mystery (at least to me!) If you know...

Poliana Magalhães: Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” Playalong
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Poliana Magalhães: Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” Playalong

A few months ago, Marta Altesa impressed us with her play-along to Jamiroquai’s “Time Won’t Wait”. We just heard from another impressive young bassist, Poliana Magalhães, who shared some of her videos with us. This play-along to Jamiroquai’s “Runaway” is a lot of fun. Poliana said, “I tried not play like the original song. It’s just a simple version.” Whatever...

Marta Altesa: Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away” Play-Along
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Marta Altesa: Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away” Play-Along

When we first featured bassist Marta Altesa, she knocked us out with her Jamiroquai play-along. The video showcased her great playing, but what really blew us away was the fact she started playing bass less than three years ago. Marta stunned us again with a new a new video of her playing along to Paul Young’s “Everytime You Go Away”....

Joseph Cote: “The Real Me” Bass Playalong
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Joseph Cote: “The Real Me” Bass Playalong

Bassist Joseph Cote sent us this video of him playing along to The Who’s “The Real Me”, taking on one of John Entwistle‘s signature bass lines. Joseph not only has the line down, but he’s got the tone. His gear used in the video includes a custom Warmoth Jaguar Bass with all Dimarzio pickups, recorded with a Presonus Studio One,...

Tom Pesch and his Ric: Rush “Hemispheres” Play-Along
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Tom Pesch and his Ric: Rush “Hemispheres” Play-Along

Bassist Tom Pesch shared several videos he’s put together, playing along to Rush tunes with his basses to match. Here’s Tom playing “Hemispheres” on his Rickenbacker 4001. Well done.

Cephalic Carnage’s Nick Schendzielos: “Ohrwurm” Bass Playalong Video and Lesson
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Cephalic Carnage’s Nick Schendzielos: “Ohrwurm” Bass Playalong Video and Lesson

Here’s one for the metalheads! Nick Schendzielos of Cephalic Carnage made this incredible playalong of the group’s bass-heavy song “Ohrwurm,” from their album Misled by Certainty. “I had a lot of “fun” making this video,” Schendzielos wrote. “I wanted to increase the watchability for musicians and non-musicians alike, so I tried out some new things like Picture in Picture, and...