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Request: Tabs for Modern Electric Bass by Jaco Pastorius

Discussion in 'Tablature [BG]' started by riccaliolio, Apr 6, 2009.


  1. riccaliolio

    riccaliolio

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I've got the Modern Electric Bass DVD + book by Jaco Pastorius... Unfortunately, it is in musical notation and I can't read it.. :crying:

    Is there anyone out there have a tab transcription of the exercises in the book?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BASE

    BASE

    Mar 27, 2006
    Sounds like a good opportunity to begin learning standard notation. :ninja: :bag:
    However, If I remember correctly the book for the vid is replete with errors. Pretty slack job.
     
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  4. riccaliolio

    riccaliolio

    Nov 6, 2008
    Haha! Yes I am actually trying to learn.

    Really? Lots of errors...? Hmm.. :meh:
     
  5. paveorg

    paveorg

    May 7, 2009
    I am actually trying to find a copy of that booklet (I had the VHS/ booklet but lost it ages ago)

    If you want to send me maybe just one of the exercises for now - I'd have a go at transcribing it for you

    PM me if interested. Cheers.
     
  6. paveorg

    paveorg

    May 7, 2009
    Have made a start on tabing the excercises, this may not be what you are after right now? Let me know if there is anything specific and I'll have a crack at it.


    This is "Major Scale Modes" - page 4 numbers below tab are my suggested fingering, take it or leave it :)


    C Ionian (1st degree)
    bass:
    G |------------2-4------------------------------------|
    D |------2-3-5----------------------------------------|
    A |--3-5----------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    2 4 1 2 4 1 3



    C Dorian (2nd degree)
    bass:
    G |------------2-3------------------------------------|
    D |--------3-5----------------------------------------|
    A |--3-5-6--------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    1 3 4 1 3 1 2



    C Phrygian (3rd degree)
    bass:
    G |--------------3------------------------------------|
    D |--------3-5-6--------------------------------------|
    A |--3-4-6--------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    1 2 4 1 3 4 1



    C Lydian (4th degree)
    bass:
    G |------------2-4------------------------------------|
    D |------2-4-5----------------------------------------|
    A |--3-5----------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    2 4 1 3 4 1 3



    C Mixolydian (4th degree)
    bass:
    G |------------2-3------------------------------------|
    D |------2-3-5----------------------------------------|
    A |--3-5----------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    2 4 1 2 4 1 2



    C Aeolian (6th degree)
    bass:
    G |--------------3------------------------------------|
    D |--------3-5-6--------------------------------------|
    A |--3-5-6--------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    1 3 4 1 3 4 1



    C Locrian (7th degree)
    bass:
    G |--------------3------------------------------------|
    D |--------3-4-6--------------------------------------|
    A |--3-4-6--------------------------------------------|
    E |---------------------------------------------------|

    1 2 4 1 2 4 1


     
  7. paveorg

    paveorg

    May 7, 2009


    Example 1 - Finger Spacing one per fret - chromatic scale

    bass:
    G |--5-4-3-2-------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-5---|
    D |----------6-5-4-3---------------------------------2-3-4-5-------------|
    A |------------------7-6-5-4-----------------3-4-5-6---------------------|
    E |--------------------------8-7-6-5-4-5-6-7-----------------------------|

     
  8. paveorg

    paveorg

    May 7, 2009
    Example 2 - Major scale exercise in one-stretch position, using 16th-notes


    bass:
    G |--12-10--9----10--9--------9---------------------------------|
    D |-----------12-------12-10----12-10--9-12-10--9---------------|
    A |-----------------------------------------------12------------|
    E |-------------------------------------------------------------|

    bass:
    G |-------------------------------------------------------------|
    D |--10--9--------9---------------------------------------------|
    A |--------12-10----12-10--8-12-10--8----10--8------------------|
    E |-----------------------------------12-------12-10------------|


    bass:
    G |----------------------------12-17-14-12-10--9--8--9----------|
    D |----------------------10-14----14-15-14-12-10--9-10----------|
    A |--8----------------10----------------------------------------|
    E |----12-10--8--8-12-------------------------------------------|

    Suggested fingering for diads at end (seems to me what Jaco is doing):
    1+4 - 2+1 - 3+1 - 3+1 - 2+1 - 2+1 - 2+1

     
  9. paveorg

    paveorg

    May 7, 2009
    Example 3 - One octave major scale in ascending and descending 2nds



    G |-------------------------------------------------------------|
    D |---------------------9-10-10--9------------------------------|
    A |------------8-10-12-------------12-10--8---------------------|
    E |---8-10-12-------------------------------12-10--8------------|




    Example 4 - Major scale in consecutive 3rds and 2nds


    This example in the booklet elaborates slightly on what is on the video.
    (i.e. descending pattern added, then repeated up a semi-tone etc.)


    G |---------------------9-12--9------------------------|
    D |---------------9-12----------12--9------------------|
    A |---------8-12----------------------12--8------------|
    E |---8-12----------------------------------12--8------|


    G |--------------------10-13-10------------------------|
    D |--------------10-13----------13-10------------------|
    A |---------9-13----------------------13--9------------|
    E |---9-13----------------------------------13--9------|
     
  10. paveorg

    paveorg

    May 7, 2009

    G |-----------------------------------------------9----|
    D |-----------------------7-----9----10--9-12-10-------|
    A |-----7-----8--7-10--8----10----12-------------------|
    E |--8----10-------------------------------------------|

    G |----10--9-12-10--9----------------------------------|
    D |-12----------------12-10--9-------------------------|
    A |----------------------------12-10--8--7-------------|
    E |----------------------------------------10--8-------|


     
  11. riccaliolio

    riccaliolio

    Nov 6, 2008
  12. BluesWalker

    BluesWalker Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    Bristol, TN
    Jaco made this tape (it first came out on VHS) during his descending phase (which ended in a premature death). I was told he had to practice quite a bit for a month to get his chops back and yes, there are a lot of mistakes.
     
  13. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Baltimore
  14. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    You know he talks about how most musicians don't read and every musician should learn to read in the tape... hence why the whole thing is in staff.

    I bought the dvd used and some fool made "notation" marks in it... he had to write out the chromatic scale... :rolleyes:
     
  15. t77mackie

    t77mackie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    That whole thing is a lesson in bass humiliation... :(
     
  16. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    Bumping this!
     
  17. Radhibillah

    Radhibillah

    Mar 13, 2013
    Paveorg,
    That was great that you could post tabs for Example 1 to 5. If you can post some more sometime, that would be great. Example 9-12 would be helpful for me.

    Also, there is a revised edition of the book from 2006 that seems to have corrected some of the problems of the original 1991 edition.
    Thanks again!!!
     
  18. Amen to that! Since I started learning standard notation a few years ago, it now looks and feels easier than tab. Plus the timing is accurate.
     



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