Bass: An Interview with Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius is one of those amazing bass players in history, that set the bar and in fact still does for many players today.

On youtube I found this series of videos comprising an interview with this grandmaster of the bass, where he talks about modern electric bass. There is such good advise in there, for bass players but also for guitar players that I decided to put it out here for you.

So things that particularly struck me is his way of approaching things analytically (like I teach) , how he uses classical music and scale patterns to get proficient, and in fact some of the things he showed on the bass are not to dissimilar to what one might be taught on the guitar by the likes of Paul Gilbert.

So, sit back with a coffee, a notebook and  perhaps your bass to try things out.

Did you enjoy that as much as I did?