Episode #75 of Groove - The No Treble Podcast is here. This month’s guest is the insanely talented Charles Berthoud. Already recognized as one of the masters of the two-handed tapping technique, Charles plays the bass like a piano, accompanying himself with multiple parts.
Charles Berthoud and Zander Zon have teamed up together again to create one ultimate bass video. “The One” is a tune that morphs from one technique to the next: one finger, one fret, one string, one technique, and more.
Charles Berthoud first teased Victor Wooten’s “The Lesson” in a video a year or so ago. So many of his viewers have since asked him to do a full cover. So we decided to learn the live version and broke it down into “20 Levels Of Difficulty”.
With the tragic news of the passing of Eddie Van Halen, Charles Berthoud decided to record a tribute. He asked his fans for suggestions, and “Eruption” made the list. Charles pulled off this tall task with a fantastic bass version of the iconic tune.
Following the success of his “Quarantine Collab” video, Charles Berthoud is back with another. He asked musicians to send him videos of them playing something in A minor at 124 bpm. He then edited them together into a single song - with over 50 bassists.
Charles Berthoud asked musicians from around the world to send him recordings of them playing in E minor at 120 bpm. He received 300 videos, watched them all, then arranged them into this tune. He calls it “The Biggest EVER Quarantine Collab.”
Earlier this week, we featured a “Bass Battle” video between Davie504 and Charles Berthoud. Now Zander Zon has thrown his hat in the ring, with an awesome (and hilarious) video he created with Berthoud.
Ariane Cap and Josh Cohen have teamed up to create Solo Bass Night, a performance series that features and promotes solo bass music. The concerts have their roots from an event nearly 15 years ago.
WATCH: Davie504 has shared a number of videos with Charles Berthoud, who Davie calls “The PRO.” In this clip, the bassists trade off with some impressive bass playing, covering fingerstyle, tap, slap, all techniques – and some funny moments along the way.
Charles Berthoud always impresses with his solo bass arrangements. In his latest, he covers “Hallelujah” for solo bass with piccolo strings. Beauty.
Charles Berthoud is getting a lot of attention on his new video. After watching it, we can see why. Here’s “Reflections” – a composition Charles wrote for solo piccolo bass.
Bassist Charles Berthoud shared this video he recorded with New Hampshire Bass Fest founder and Berklee instructor Jim Stinnett. The song is Charles’ original composition “I Wanna Be…,” which features some sweet fretless lines by Stinnett on top of Berthoud’s tap bass foundation.