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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.

Hyunmo Kim: “The First Noel” for Solo Bass
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Hyunmo Kim: “The First Noel” 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. Get your egg nog ready. Arthur Baucour sent in this video of Korean bassist Hyunmo Kim playing a jaw-dropping rendition of “The First Noel.” As a gift to all of you who...

Question of the Week: What’s on your list for Santa?
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Question of the Week: What’s on your list for Santa?

The holidays are coming. Dream big! Q: If you could have Santa bring you any bass, amp or other musical gear, what would it be? A: Answer below in the comments. Ho ho ho.

Victor Wooten: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Christmas Song Bass Solo
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Victor Wooten: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Christmas Song Bass Solo

Here’s a nice fan shot video of Victor Wooten performing a Christmas-inspired solo during a Bela Fleck & The Flecktones concert last year. The performance took place at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Music Festival at the Congress Theater.

Solo Bass Santa: Silent Night
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Solo Bass Santa: Silent Night

We’re not saying this is the Santa, but we’re not saying he isn’t either. (We’re trying to avoid coal in our stockings tomorrow). Regardless, here’s a dude that looks like Santa doing his solo bass rendition of “Silent Night”.

Jingle Bells: Bass Style
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Jingle Bells: Bass Style

Here’s a little something to get you in the holiday mood. From Youtuber taolikuenjing comes his rock bass version of Jingle Bells. The fun starts around the 30-second mark.