About me

Андрій Василенко Andriy Vasylenko bass guitar musicHello, friend! I’m Andriy Vasylenko, musician and teacher, founder of Total Cliff – the biggest tribute to Cliff Burton.

My doors are always open for those who like sincere music and search for help. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and join our AVanguard to get access to tabs and other exclusive stuff.

Welcome to my music dimension! Make yourself at home!=)

15 comments

  • Robert Green

    Hey I could not find the From whom the bell tolls solo (cliffs version)

  • BartS

    Hi Andy! Hope your all right

    You are a realy great musician. Love the sound of your bass and I admire your skills. I am twice older as you and at least a hundred times worst bassist than you are:) But nevertheless! I’ve got a little challange for you if you don’t mind. As the proper Cliff Burton fans we all know that Jason’s lines in later songs could’ve been a little bit better. Therefore what if you played Newsted’s lines the way that Cliff would have played it? What do you think?

    Best regards
    BartS

    • av

      Hi! Thanks for the words.

      I’ve thought about that. And it’s partly been done in my Blackened, My Friend Of Misery, The Frayed Ends of Sanity covers – I played them with fingers, but kept Jason’s arrangement. Just forgot about the idea, thank you for reminding! So probably my next Total Jason covers will be performed Cliff’s way.

      Have you watched my To Live Is To Die? I made the Cliff’s arrangement there.

      Greetings \m/

  • Boris Matešin

    Привіт, Andriy!

    Thank you very much for your covers!
    I’m a bassist and a Metallica fan from Croatia and I’ve been following your channel for a long time – it’s really great to finally see someone make accurate bass tabs of their tracks!

    Do you plan on making “I Disappear” and “No Leaf Clover” tabs as well in the future?

    Thank you!
    — Boris

  • Rachel the Philosopher

    hi frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriend
    I’ve been taking classical guitar lessons for several months, and i discovered you around the time i started. I’ve never been more hyped about music theory! you’re the first person out there to feed my growing interest in bass (other than Cliff Burton). What you’ve talked about in videos (with song structure, especially), have led me to many ah-ha moments, and have inspired me to pursue music even further, despite my boring beginning state. Thank you frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriend.
    -Rachel the Philosopher

    • Hi Rachel. I’m really glad that my videos and ideas inspire you. Thank you for the good words! Music is a marvelous world. Enjoy it)

      • Rachel the Philosopher

        Thank you for responding. I know I’ll always love the world of music, and I’m thankful that you’ve made a community for people to share that love. I have a question, though. I don’t have a credit card of my own, so i asked if my parents could pay the one dollar per month on Patron so i could get ‘Total Cliff’. Understandably, my parents don’t EVER want to give people her credit card number online, in fear that they’ll screw them over. If that is the only way to get your book, then I won’t ever get it. Are there any other ways to get your book or will i be ‘Total Cliff’-less?

  • Simon

    Hi
    i just found this beautiful site a few days ago, but now i think it is time to write some words.
    At first : i never was the biggest Metallica Fan , but for me Cliff Burton is till now the only bass player i ever heard that played bass solos that make sense , i saw a lot of great bass players in the last 30 years with unbelievable techniques , but none of them had the feeling like Cliff had .
    I am now 44 and now with your help and this incredible website , i understand more and more what i never saw in the last 30 years when i hear those Metallica songs .
    Now it happened and i reactivated my old bass, and startet playing again.
    Thank you very much for sharing all this work and knowledge .
    Best Metal Regards
    Simon

    • Hi Simon, I so appreciate it, thank you so much! You could check out my Youtube channel, since website is just an addition to my videos) youtube.com/AndriyVasylenko

  • Matthew

    Good work. Where do you get your shirts..the colorful longsleeve dashikis?
    Thanks for all of your videos.keep the legend alive.

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