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Charles Berthoud: If “September” was the Hardest Song in the World
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: If “September” was the Hardest Song in the World

Charles Berthoud is back with a new “Hardest Song in the World” video, with him running through many different bass techniques on Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September”.

Charles Berthoud: Canon Rock
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: Canon Rock

Charles Berthoud never ceases to amaze, and this video takes things to a whole different level. In this clip, Charles plays “Canon Rock”, starting off with a bow on his bass guitar before hitting all the other techniques.

Charles Berthoud: If “Stayin’ Alive” Was The Hardest Song In The World
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Charles Berthoud: If “Stayin’ Alive” Was The Hardest Song In The World

Charles Berthoud is back with another video in his “The Hardest Song In The World” series. This time, he runs through the Bee Gees’s “Stayin’ Alive” with a lot of different techniques. He even throws in some keys.

Pete O’Neill: Charles Berthoud’s “Cello Strings” Tab and Tapping Tutorial
Bass Videos

Pete O’Neill: Charles Berthoud’s “Cello Strings” Tab and Tapping Tutorial

Pete O’Neill recently covered “Cello Strings on a Bass Sound Unbelievable“, a song by Charles Berthoud. Pete sent us a new video tutorial for the song - based on a lot of requests - with the notation and tab.

Charles Berthoud: When They Say You Have Too Many Frets
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: When They Say You Have Too Many Frets

Charles Berthoud has produced an incredible run of “When They Say…” videos. In this one, he responds to the “You Have Too Many Frets” comment by playing a fretless. It is pretty epic.

2021 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Charles Berthoud
2021 Reader Favorites

2021 Reader Favorite Bassists – #3: Charles Berthoud

We first featured Charles Berthoud back in 2015. Over the years, we’ve been amazed by his work. In 2021, Charles made it a lot of fun, so it is no surprise to us that he made the list this year (at #3).

Charles Berthoud: When They Say You Have Too Many Strings
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: When They Say You Have Too Many Strings

We love Charles Berthoud. And we love how he’s been responding to the typical comments people pushing the boundaries often get. Here’s his response to the age-old “you have too many strings on your bass” one. I’m convinced there’s nothing he can’t do.

Charles Berthoud: When They Say You Should Just Play Piano
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: When They Say You Should Just Play Piano

Charles Berthoud is known for pushing the boundaries, and he sometimes gets snarky comments about his approach. One of them is obviously “you should just play piano!” So he did just that, and we absolutely love it.

Charles Berthoud: If “Back in Black” Was The Hardest Song In The World
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Charles Berthoud: If “Back in Black” Was The Hardest Song In The World

I love Charles Berthoud’s “Hardest Song In The World” series. In this one, he decided to turn AC/DC’s “Back in Black” into the hardest song ever. The solo is pretty epic.

Charles Berthoud: If “Californication” Was The Hardest Song In The World
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud: If “Californication” Was The Hardest Song In The World

Charles Berthoud is running a series of videos with this challenge posted to his fans: “If ____ was the hardest song in the world”. In this one, he takes on the Chili Peppers’ “Californication”, with a variety of impressive techniques.

Groove – Episode #75: Charles Berthoud
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #75: Charles Berthoud

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: The One
Bass Videos

Charles Berthoud and Zander Zon: The One

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.