Davie504 always scores major points for creativity, but this one might take the prize. In this video, Davie built a beat box track using Google Translate, and then laid down some funky bass. Thanks to James Smith, who shared this video with us on the Videos forum.
Armin Metz is back with another beautiful bass song set in nature. “Swifty” is a solo bass piece with swirling rhythms and harmonic twists. Metz gets a sweet tone out of his ’77 Fender Jazz, which completes the theme with a custom floral pickguard.
Damian Coccio sent us his latest solo bass performance of his composition, “Trial By Light”. The tune is the title track for his latest album. “The bass is a Fodera Custom Imperial MG shape and the effects are the Strymon Timeline Delay,” he shared.
Bassist Olivier Babaz sent us this video of himself taking an arco solo over the gypsy jazz standard “Minor Swing”, and I had to watch a few times. Besides playing some great ideas, he gets a huge tone that will make your ears happy.
Adam Ben Ezra recorded a tribute to David Bowie, with this solo bass and vocal arrangement of “The Man Who Sold The World”. RIP, Mr. Bowie.
Jesús Rico Pérez has released a new album, Scars II. Here he is performing “Ana”, the second track from the album on 6-string fretless. Once again, a beautiful composition and performance by the solo bassist. The album is available on Bandcamp.
We’re getting into the holiday spirit with some bass videos, including this new arrangement of “Carol of the Bells” by Tony Grey. The bassist creates an ambient soundscape with the song’s lulling melody before taking a beautiful solo over top. Light the tree, sit back and enjoy. Grey is offering the track as a free download on his website.
Steve Lawson’s creative output stems from his in-the-moment style of playing. Instead of reshaping the music in the studio, he captures that energy for all of his albums by performing them live. That includes his latest, “The Way Home”, which features some soulful playing over a live loop. “A few people seem baffled by the idea that my latest two...
You may have heard that a new Star Wars film hits the big screen this week (as in, 1,000 times a day or more). Leave it to Zander Zon to combine some of our all-time favorites – bass, Star Wars and the music of John Williams – into one terrific video. “I’m a massive Star Wars fan and growing up...
Franklin Peredo sent us his original composition, “Girasol Negro,” which features some gorgeous soundscapes created with incredible right hand technique. I had to watch this one a few times to catch everything he does.
Costantino Riemma does it all in this video featuring the bassist playing both bass and drums… at the same time. And wow, does he do it well. In this clip, Costantino covers a lot of musical ground with “Smoke On The Water,” “Billie Jean,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Enter Sandman”. Check out Costantino’s Facebook page for more.
So much can be said with just a bass guitar. Here’s a great example of that with David Piggott’s “Unbroken,” a song he wrote for his wife. Piggott uses some crafty measures to create a beautiful flow of notes, with some strings backing him up for good measure.