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Who taught Felix Pastorius to play

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    This is puzzling me because every one who has heard him says he has the same technique as his father and similar sound but who taught him to play because his father would be dead by the time Felix is old enough to really learn to play. Or did he just pick it up and play like Jaco straight away?

    Thanx in advance
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Like Bob Moses said(in the Milkowski Jaco bio)-

    "...it's in the genetic code".
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It was scary hearing him. His brother is a helluva drummer too.
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Think he might've heard a little of his dad's playing over the years?;)
  5. Felix was taught by acclaimed Chinese bassist Long Duk Dong.

    Dong was jamming in the village when Jacos ghost appeared to him asking him to go teach young Felix, as he was afraid that Felix may in fact take up the trombone.

    Long Duk Dong travelled to America in a small boat with nothing but a cake of dried lard for food. He lived on Seagulls and pelican beaks.

    he then...

    never mind - im a rambling fool....:D
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Seagulls and pelican beaks"? :D :D
  7. Seagulls: it's the other other white meat.
  8. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    It's also "whats for dinner"
  9. Nothing wrong with the trombone- it's the fretless voice in the brass family, and while there's some great jazz trombonists out there, there's not as many as there are trumpets and saxes. :)
  10. Wow! It's a small world indeed. Back in the 70's, I took lessons from Long Duks father, Short Duk Dung.
  11. JimM


    Jan 13, 2000
    Northern California
    Don't forget fretted (valve) trombones. :D
  12. I wish I could find one that played well- I've only played a couple, but they felt like they had a sock stuffed in them. But also on the front of applying bass terms to horns, I can get some great Fieldy clickety-clack on a trombone equipped with a trigger. If that doesn't fit in a symphony orchestra, I don't know what will.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Get outta here, I went to school with his kid cousin, Wan Hung Lo!
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Jaco only needed 2 valves.
  15. That is the funniest thing I have read in a while.

    BTW- retired trombonist here (fretless of course).
  16. JimM


    Jan 13, 2000
    Northern California
    I mentioned the valve 'bone because the guy who plays it for our orchestra borrowed my slide 'bone so he could work on the transition from a valve.I happened to inherit it from my mother,may she rest in peace,she was a trombonist.

    Actually,she left three kids and three trombones.My two sisters took the prettiest ones,but my trombonist says mine works great.Too bad she wasn't a string bassist,eh ?
  17. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Felix's site says he taught himself how to play bass, so I'm inclined to agree with JimK. It's just in the genes.
  18. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Woah! Did you ever meet his friend, Hu Flung Dung?
  19. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Maybe your teacher was related to mine. My teachers name was Donald Duk Dung.
  20. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Oh Yeah! I remember him. He had a protoge that he named Donal Duck Dunn. I think he would up in some band called Booker T or something like that.

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