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Marco Pistone: Joe Frazier Playthrough
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Marco Pistone: Joe Frazier Playthrough

Jeff Berlin posted an update on Facebook yesterday announcing that he’s working on a new recording of his tune, “Joe Frazier.” That made me think back to the 80’s when Jeff’s album Pump It! was on my turntable quite often. That tune, in particular, got a lot of attention. And so I went on the hunt for some videos of...

Uriah Duffy: “Northstar” Playalong
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Uriah Duffy: “Northstar” Playalong

Our friend Uriah Duffy recently shared a play-along video for Points North’s tune, “Northstar,” and it is stellar. The tune is featured on the band’s 2015 .

Steven Blasini: Sound Chaser Play-Along
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Steven Blasini: Sound Chaser Play-Along

Steven Blasini, aka BlasiniBass, sent me this video of him playing through to the Yes tune, “Sound Chaser”. Not only did he nail it, he played it on a Epiphone Viola strung with flat wound strings! “The following is for HARD CORE YES fans only,” he shared “I had been avoiding it all this time because it’s so damn complex...

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.

Fernando Molinari: Destrambelhado
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Fernando Molinari: Destrambelhado

Fernando Molinari sent us this smoking playalong clip of the song “Destrambelhado” from his first CD. The bassist mixes fingerstyle, slap, and strumming to drive the fusion track.

Felipe Gianei: Charlie Parker’s “Cherokee” Solo on Bass
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Felipe Gianei: Charlie Parker’s “Cherokee” Solo on Bass

We can learn a lot about our instrument by transcribing other instrumentalists, and Charlie Parker’s recordings are a lifetime of lessons. Bassist Felipe Gianei spent four months transcribing Bird’s solo on “Cherokee” and applying it to bass. “[The] first time I listened to this recording of Cherokee I thought, ‘Man, I want to know what he’s doing here, I wanna...

Tom Tartarin: Dizzy Gillespie’s “Matrix” Play-Along
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Tom Tartarin: Dizzy Gillespie’s “Matrix” Play-Along

Reader Tom Tartarin sent this video to us of him playing along to the Dizzy Gillespie “Matrix”. (I believe Phil Upchurch was the bassist on the recording.) I wanted to feature this for two reasons: the bass line is killer, and Tom is feeling it!

John Ferrara: Two-Handed Tapping Lesson and Playalong
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John Ferrara: Two-Handed Tapping Lesson and Playalong

We recently got to interview Consider the Source’s John Ferrara, who gave us the scoop on the band’s latest album, World War Trio, Pt. 1. It’s made up of a six-part epic song called “Put Another Rock in That Bag” that the bassist kicks off with some blazing two-handed tapping. Ferrara shares some insight on this new playalong and lesson...

MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene
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MonoNeon: Joe’s Apartment – The Bathroom Scene

MonoNeon adds a crazy amount of groove to everything he plays on, even if it’s a bunch of singing bugs. “Here is a new video of me playing along with a scene from the 1996 musical-comedy, Joe’s Apartment (first film produced by MTV Films),” the bassist shares. “This was and still is one of my favorite movies, I used to...