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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

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    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

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    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.
  3. riccaliolio

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    Haha! Yes I am actually trying to learn.

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

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    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.
  5. paveorg

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    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


  6. paveorg

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    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-----------------------------|

  7. paveorg

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    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

  8. paveorg

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    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------|
  9. paveorg

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    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-------|


  10. riccaliolio

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    Thank you paveorg!
  11. BluesWalker

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    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.
  12. TheDialog

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    More more more ;)
  13. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    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:
  14. t77mackie

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    That whole thing is a lesson in bass humiliation... :(
  15. Tupac

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    Bumping this!
  16. Radhibillah

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    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!!!
  17. guitardefector

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    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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