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Jaco Pastorius' bass guitar workshop in Martinique

December 1984

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Tuesday, December 11, 1984 Day 2 Recordings (27 tracks)

The morning session covered:

  1. playing the chromatic scale
  2. preference of the fretted bass to teach and practice
  3. playing Funky Broadway

  4. Jaco played guitar while Michel Hatzigeorgiou (then a student) played bass. Jaco criticized musicians that overplay. He discussed the role of the bass player. "Keep music simple, specially on small group".
  5. playing So What

  6. "This is good for your third finger".
The afternoon session covered:
  1. students performed for Jaco
  2. right hand should be relaxed
  3. right hand position sitting down vs. standing up
  4. playing closer to the bridge vs. fingerboard
  5. muting other strings when playing melodies
  6. improvisation
    "Don't play everything you got in the beginning of your improvisation".
  7. slurs on fretless
  8. reading music and practicing
  9. playing the Days of Wine and Roses

Day 2 Recordings

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