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Jacob Collier: I Saw Three Ships
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Jacob Collier: I Saw Three Ships

Damian was blown away by this video and sent it my way. Watch it and you’ll see what he was talking about. This is multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier performing his arrangement of the traditional English Christmas carol, “I Saw Three Ships”. As Jacob says, the tune is “Performed and produced by a variety of Jacob Collier’s.” Including one on upright.

Adam Stevens: “Frosty the Snowman” Solo Bass Jam
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Adam Stevens: “Frosty the Snowman” Solo Bass Jam

I had no idea Adam Stevens also played upright until now. The bassist who has already been impressing all of us with his skills on electric shared this fun video of him performing an impromptu holiday bass jam. “I had a bit of time before a festive jazz trio gig I played last night, so I thought I’d set up...

A Christmas Medley for Solo Bass
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A Christmas Medley for Solo Bass

I just discovered bassist Ed Lift, who goes by the screen name Zon 4. And I was glad I did. Zon 4’s style is very reminiscent of Zander Zon’s – and perhaps even inspired by Zander. Both bassists play Zon basses strung with piccolo strings and tackle beautifully arranged solo bass pieces. Here’s Zon 4 performing a medley of Christmas...

Aaron Gibson: “Gloria”, A Christmas Song
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Aaron Gibson: “Gloria”, A Christmas Song

Here’s one of our favorite solo bassists, Aaron Gibson, performing his Christmas tune, “Gloria”. Aaron’s music is something special. And his videos always make them even more amazing. Aaron said he shot the video on an iPhone, and then animated it on his iPad and Mac. Wow. This is our first holiday video of the season. Wishing all you of...

Anthony Wellington: Christmas Medley Bass Loop Jam
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Anthony Wellington: Christmas Medley Bass Loop Jam

Here’s another great Christmas medley the way we like it… all on the bass. This is Anthony Wellington, looping some funky beats together for the holidays.

Kent Beatty: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for Solo Bass
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Kent Beatty: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for Solo Bass

Kent Beatty recorded this solo bass arrangement of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” back in 2008, and it is still awesome. Skip to around the 0:45 mark if you want to get right to the music. Merry Christmas all!

Happy Holidays from No Treble
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Happy Holidays from No Treble

As we look back at 2011, there are a lot of great memories and favorite moments here on No Treble. At the top of the list is the connections we’ve made with bassists around the world – more than 50,000 of them on our Facebook page, and many more who have visited this site over the year. No Treble has...

Christmas Funk
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Christmas Funk

Davie504 posted this video he dubs “Christmas Funk”, featuring his own unique three-bass arrangement of “Jingle Bells”. Happy holidays!

Gothenburg Bass Quartet: O, Tannenbaum
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Gothenburg Bass Quartet: O, Tannenbaum

Here’s a warming rendition of “O, Tannenbaum,” performed by the Gothenburg Bass Quartet. (Beware, the group also doubles as the Gothenburg Kazoo Quartet!) The four members play in front of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree… no, wait. That’s a bass flight trunk. Charles DeRamus shows the decorating of the trunk, saying it took “11 hours, which is a new Swedish...

Nick Mason: Jingle Bells Solo Tap Bass
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Nick Mason: Jingle Bells Solo Tap Bass

Editor’s note: we’re celebrating the holidays this week with some awesome (and sometimes funny) holiday videos. Be sure to check back every day for some holiday cheer, bass-style. We first featured bassist Nick Mason recently, with his all-bass arrangement of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me“. And then we spotted this fun holiday-inspired performance by Nick, two hand...

Todd Matthews: “Little Drummer Boy” the Way We Like It: for Solo Bass
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Todd Matthews: “Little Drummer Boy” the Way We Like It: for Solo Bass

Editor’s note: we’re celebrating the holidays this week with some awesome (and sometimes funny) holiday videos. Be sure to check back every day for some holiday cheer, bass-style. If you’ve been looking for a great video of Santa dancing while playing bass, look no further. Double bassist Todd Matthews sent us this video of his “Holiday Looping,” where he gets...

Alex Bershadsky: Ma’oz Tzur
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Alex Bershadsky: Ma’oz Tzur

In celebration of Hanukkah, we’ve got an incredible bass-only version of the traditional Jewish liturgical poem performed by Alex Bershadsky. The Israeli-raised bassist layers a lyrical fretless line on top of his chordal fretted work to create a rich and introspective arrangement of the song. This arrangement can be found on the new Zon Guitars Holiday Rumblings album.