Victor Wooten: Amazing Grace Bass Solo

Victor Wooten is arguably one of the most skilled bass players on the planet. His musical virtuosity and remarkable technique has amazed and inspired countless musicians. Three-time winner of Bass Player magazine’s ‘Bass Player of the Year’ award, Victor Wooten was the first person to win the award more than once. I first became aware of Victor Wooten through his work with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been their bass player since the band formed in 1988.

The following 5-minute bass solo is from a live performance with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The first 1½ minutes are a wonderful example of his technical abilities. Amazing Grace starts at about 1:38 of this clip and is incredibly rich, original and so very melodic!

Enjoy, and, the next time you think you have explored everything you and your instrument are capable of, come back and watch this again.

Visit Victor Wooten’s Website:

Visit Bela Fleck and the Flecktones:
(If you are not familiar with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, I highly recommend you check them out!)

This video is amazing and a great place to start!

© Gil Namur, 2009


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