‘A Portrait of Jaco’ was written to reflect the work of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, both as a solo artist, and with pioneering fusion outfit Weather Report. The bassline for this piece is a busy, syncopated part that is very challenging to play up to tempo. As well as the groove elements, it also features […]READ ARTICLE
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The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favourite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The charts feature authentic transcriptions based on the original recordings.
Number of Pages: 72
Study the trademark songs, lines, tones and techniques of the world’s greatest jazz-fusion bassist Jaco Pastorius. This comprehensive book and audio teaching method provides detailed analysis of Pastorius’s gear, techniques, styles, songs, riffs and much more.
Number of Pages: 88
This transcription book features 14 songs featuring legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius. Each of these pieces were originally recorded with acclaimed jazz-fusion band Weather Report and feature some of Jaco’s most remarkable performances.
Number of Pages: 96
This book is a tutorial book containing 12 solos recorded by Jaco Pastorius. This is a career-spanning book that covers not only his solo work, but his time with Weather Report and Pat Metheny, as well as his trio work with drummer Brian Melvin.
Number of Pages: 64
This challenging study piece was written as a resource for working on up-tempo fingerstyle funk grooves similar to those played by bassists such as Jaco Pastorius and Rocco Prestia. In addition to these complex fingerstyle lines, the piece also includes unison sections and chordal parts. Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to […]READ ARTICLE
This exercise is a slow bass groove that combines harmonics with fretted bass notes to create chords. The inspiration for this piece was Jaco Pastorius’s renowned composition ‘Portrait of Tracy’, which is highly recommended as a study piece if you enjoy using harmonics, or playing solo pieces. This piece opens with a melodic motif of […]READ ARTICLE
This exercise is a slow-tempo chordal lines that uses open string tenths and harmonics. This line begins with a hammer-on from D to E at the twelfth and fourteenth frets of the D-string. This is immediately followed by a pull-off from A to G# at the fourteenth and thirteenth frets of the G-string. With the […]READ ARTICLE