As of tomorrow, we’ve been publishing for 10 years, and this has always been a topic in the comments. (A little less now, but still a thing.) This week, Damian tackles a question from a reader: “Why Isn’t Solo Bass More Accepted?”
Karl Clews wanted to pay tribute to Glen Campbell, who passed away on August 8th. He sent us this video of his solo bass arrangement of the 1968 country classic, “Wichita Lineman,” as performed by Campbell. Beautiful song.
I’m a sucker for the fretless bass, so when I saw this video of Damian Coccio performing his solo bass composition, “Alone On A Rock,” I knew I had to share it. Damian plays a 1998 Pedulla Pentabuzz masterfully in this piece. Enjoy.
Damian Coccio is back with a new tune, called “Cliffs of Aquinnah,” which is planned to be part of his next solo bass album coming out this year.
Jeff Berlin recently shared this video on Facebook, and it knocked me out. “While filming some lesson videos, I decided to improvise a rendition of the American classic, ‘Shenandoah,'” he shared. “Recently, I’ve been improvising tunes on the bass that I know in my head but haven’t worked out. I am curious to see what the present ceiling of my...
Zander Zon is back with another incredible solo bass arrangement. This time around, he tackles the Pixies’ tune “Where Is My Mind,” which is featured in the final scene and credits of Fight Club.
Emanuele Zazzara sent us his 4-bass arrangement of the theme for the popular Marvel show, “Daredevil.” I’m a huge nerd when it comes to these comic book-based shows, so I was excited to hear an all-bass arrangement of the main theme.
Robin Zielhorst has recorded a special four-piece suite for solo bass. Although the bassist has played with heavy bands like Cynic, Exivious, Textures, Our Oceans, and OneGodLess, he took a more hauntingly beautiful and ambient approach for the music. Check out the sweeping melody of “Release”:
It’s a solo bass day around here at NT HQ. We just spotted this new one by Ray Riendeau, who took James Taylor’s iconic folk hit, “Fire and Rain,” and made it his own. “This song always reminds me of the loved ones who have passed away, and I miss so dearly,” Ray shares. “I dedicate this cover to my...
Jesús Rico Pérez is back with another stunning Michael Manring cover. This time around he performs “Red Right Returning,” which appeared on Michael’s 1991 album, Drastic Measures. No easy feat!
Bassist Leo De Santi sent us this video, saying it was the first time he’s published one of his tunes. Leo’s composition skills and remarkably fluid playing are on display in this song he calls “Ananda”. Enjoy.
Viktor L?rincz is back, and he’s just shared his latest video with us. Viktor said, “The Loner” is one of his favorite guitar songs after hearing Gary Moore perform it. So he decided to create his own solo bass arrangement of the tune.