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This book contains 50 Essential Jazz Funk Lines for improvisation enabling you to produce lines in the style of Hadrien Feraud, Jeff Berlin, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci and Matt Garrison. Musical concepts contained within these lines include Pentatonics, Triad Pairs, Coltrane 3-Tonic Systems (Giant Steps changes), Tri-Chord Patterns, Chromaticism, Intervallics and much, much more! Also included is an in-depth breakdown on how to apply these lines over different chord changes.
This is What You’ll Get:
PDF E-Book (tablature included)
50 MP3 Tracks with Joe Hubbard playing each example at both slow to faster tempos
1) Jaco was hired by Joe Zawinul of Weather Report to play bass on the award winning jazz record Heavy Weather as a session bassist. Jaco ended up contributing as a composer with two of the most iconic tunes in jazz fusion history- Teen Town and Havona.
2) Jaco’s musical personality connected in such a deep way with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter that he ended up getting credited as co-producer for Heavy Weather and Mr. Gone.
As bass playing continues to evolve, the more confusion there seems to be about how to develop the ability to actually getting the job done. Many principles are highly debated- theory vs. functionality; whether to play a 4, 5 or 6-string bass; fretless vs. fretted; electric vs. acoustic; vertical vs. horizontal positions; tablature vs. reading; how to develop the proper technical ability all the way to up to what kind of practice yields the best results.