The History of Bass: Highly Condensed Version

Continuing our bass theme from the last post, the video below is from CDZA, a loose knit group of New York musicians who produce cool videos. The one below offers a highly condensed history of the bass in music. Over the course of 8 and half minutes, they go through 45 songs and 9 basses to give a overview of the bass, starting with the baroque precursor to the contra bass (or double bass), the viola da gamba, and going up to the present with dubstep. All in one continuous take. Obviously such a overview will leave out some great important players (no mention of reggae being the most glaring to me) but it’s pretty fun. And as the Fact Man “says” at the end of the video, Learn an Instrument Because It’s Fun.

Story of The Bass

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