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"The love of music is unconditional." Joss Stone (born in 1987)

Whether rock, jazz, soul, punk, blues or folk, the history of music has its share of legendary musicians. If we often remember the great guitarists – such as Hendrix, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton or even Jimmy Page – we must not forget the bassists either.

The bass guitar, this instrument both rhythmic and melodic, is often the backbone of a piece. The bass player is often an excellent musician, sometimes even a composer.

you will learn bass ? And if you take the bass line of your favorite artists?

Here is our top 10 of the greatest bass players in the history of music!

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Adrien

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Cliff Burton (1962-1986) of Metallica never saw the worldwide success of his composition Orion in 1986.

Born on February 10, 1962 in Vastro Valley (California) and died on September 27, 1986 at the age of only 24, Cliff Burton is the second legendary bass player of the metal group Metallica.

Initially attracted to jazz and rock, Cliff Burton was not really intended to evolve in a group of heavy metal.

Ron McGovney's successor, he recorded with the group three albums, including many legendary songs from Metallica: Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.

He is known to have had a particular approach to bass, allowing him to play a role both melodic and soloist while taking the harmonic and rhythmic bases of the songs.

Cliff Burton is, according to a 2011 ranking, one of the top ten bass players of all time.

While the group is touring southern Sweden to promote the album Master of Puppets, the group bus overturns in an accident.

On September 27, 1986, the driver lost control of the bus, which overturned. Cliff Burton is thrown out of the vehicle window and dies under the weight of the bus.

Cliff Burton is world famous for composing the instrumental song Orion which met with worldwide success.

Michael Balzary aka Flea, The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flea, real name Michael Balzary is a bass player, pianist, trumpet player and Australian-American actor.

Born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne (Australia), he is one of the founders of the group Red Hot Chili Peppers, with Anthony Kiedis (born in 1962).

He would be the second best bass player of all time according to the ranking Rolling Stone.

And it must be said that its parts of electric bass are legendary: he is present on all the albums of the group, in particular Freaky Styley, Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magic, One Hot Minute, Californication or By the Way.

He is nicknamed Flea because of its small size and because of its many hops on the stage.

Strongly influenced by jazz in his family environment during his adolescence, he started jazz at the age of 17 after discovering the rock played by Kiss, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.

He met Anthony Kiedis, Hillel Slovak and Jack Irons with whom he created in 1983 the group Red Hot Chili Peppers.

His style of play is influenced by funk and jazz and other bass players, like Jaco Pastorius.

Paul McCartney, The Beatles

Who today ignores the legendary group The Beatles?

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Paul McCartney, a global pop rock giant on bass!

Born in 1942 in Liverpool, Paul McCartney is a British author, composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist.

He was the bassist for The Beatles from his training in the early 1960s to its dissolution in 1969.

He recorded with the group, twelve albums, nearly 200 songs in barely ten years of existence.

A veritable emblem of the 1960s and of the social demands of the time, the McCartney / Lennon duo enjoyed worldwide success unprecedented in the history of the recording industry.

It was during the summer of 1957 that he met John Lennon (1940-1980), who integrated him into his group The Quarrymen as a bass player.

Together with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they created The Beatles, the musical group that would become the most popular group in the history of Rock'n Roll.

Paul McCartney was then "only" guitarist.

As a bass player, he therefore records hundreds of songs that will travel around the world: Love Me Do, Please Please Me, Ticket to Ride, Help !, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, Revolver, All You Need Is Love, Hello Goodbye, Hey Jude, Let It Be, etc.

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin

Difficult, as a bass player, when we adore the great guitarists at the front of the stage, to have the right to face Robert Plant or Jimmy Page.

Born January 3, 1946 in London, John Baldwin alias John Paul Jones is the bassist and keyboardist of the famous British group Led Zeppelin, from its creation in 1968 to the dissolution of the group in 1980.

He learned the piano from an early age, and started playing bass during his adolescence.

With Led Zeppelin, he became one of the best known bassists in the history of hard rock, especially for the group's compositions : Stairway to Heaven, Immigrant Song, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, All My Love, Good Times Bad Times, Your Time is Gonna Come, Dazed and Confused.

Pierre

Pierre

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Arthur

Arthur

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Adlane

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Celestin stanley

Celestin stanley

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Antoine

Antoine

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Jonathan

Jonathan

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Erwan

Erwan

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Adrien

Adrien

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Roger Waters, Pink Floyd

How can we talk about the best bass players in the history of music without mentioning Roger Waters, of the British giant Pink Floyd?

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And if Pink Floyd still existed, would the group know the success it had in the 1970s?

Born September 6, 1943 in Surrey (South London), Roger Waters is the bass player and founding member of the group Pink Floyd.

He founded his first group with Richard Wright, Nick Mason and three other musicians in 1964. After several departures, Syd Barrett and Bob Klose joined Wright and Waters.

With Nick Mason, the group takes the name of Pink Floyd in 1965 and evolves, with David Gilmour towards a progressive and experimental rock style.

It was in 1973 that Roger Waters and Pink Floyd became known worldwide, with the album The Dark Side of the Moon.

From this date, it is he who composes all the songs of the group, in particular Dogs Confortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, Have a Cigar, Welcome to the Machine, Shine On You Crazy Diamonds, In The Flesh ?, Another Brick in the Wall, Mother, Empty Spaces, or Hey you.

Jaco Pastorius

Born on December 1, 1951 and died in 1987, John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, aka Jaco Pastorius is a jazz bassist and jazz rock.

He greatly influenced the role of electric bass, in particular by making it pass from the rank of simple accompanist of rhythm to the role of soloist.

He is known for playing on bass without frets, as well as "the last jazzman of the XXth century to have influenced the following generations", according to the words of the jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

In the 1980s, he played in concerts with renowned musicians, such as Brian Melvin (jazz), Mike Stern (jazz fusion) or Biréli Lagrène (gypsy jazz).

Rex Brown, Pantera

Born in Texas on July 27, 1964, Rex Robert Brown is the bass player of the heavy metal group Kill Devil Hill.

He is best known for being the bass player for the metal groove group Pantera almost from its foundation (1982) to its dissolution in 2003.

Rex Brown may be unknown to the general public – often only metal lovers know the Pantera group – but this article is an opportunity to salute the artist's playing style, especially on the song Five Minutes Alone.

The proof in video :

We especially appreciate the technical and melodic prowess shown by the bass player, especially in his solo (from 3 "in the video).

If you arelearn to play bass, observe the technique and the aesthetics of the song riffs: Five Minutes Alone is proof that whatever musical tastes, metal is a style of music that brings together excellent musicians.

Tom Hamilton, Aerosmith

Born on December 31, 1951 in Colorado Springs (Colorado), Thomas Hamilton is the bassist of the hard rock group Aerosmith.

He composed three masterpieces for this group: the bass line of Sweet Emotion, Janie's Got a Gun, and Jadded.

Influenced by Paul McCartney and John Paul Jones, he formed the group Aerosmith in 1970 and will experience worldwide success.

The group is actually a rock group that has sold 150 million albums worldwide, including 67 million in the United States alone: ​​one of the most successful rock groups in the world.

Duff McKagan, Guns N 'Roses

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The group Guns N 'Roses in concert: when Slash and McKagan thrilled the audience!

Born in Seattle on February 5, 1964, the generation of Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) and Chris Novoselic (born in 1965), Michael Andrew McKagan, aka Duff McKagan is a guitarist, singer and bass player.

He played bass player for hard rock band Guns N 'Roses from 1985 to 1997.

Emblematic member of the group, he played with guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose and Steven Adler.

It's the bass line you hear on the songs of the albums Use Your Illusion (I and II) and on Appetite For Destruction.

In the capital of the best songs played with Duff McKagan, we find: Don't Cry, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Sweet Child O 'Mine, or the famous cover of Bob Dylan Knockin On 'Heanvn's Door on guitar.

Because yes, Duff McKagan is also an excellent guitarist.

Marcus Miller

A last little bonus?

Marcus Miller, born June 14, 1959 is another bass virtuoso. He evolves in the jazz fusion style, as a jazz and funk bass player.

Born into a family of musicians, he learned bass guitar at the age of 12.

He collaborated with Mile Davis in the 1980s, which earned him his worldwide notoriety, then with big names such as Claude Nougaro or Aretha Franklin.

No doubt therefore, that its place is with the greatest of the bass!

Are you looking for other musicians? Here is a more extensive list of great bass players !



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