Re: Jaco Pastorius???????

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Posted by Pat Harrington on May 29, 2000 at 23:50:18:

In Reply to: Jaco Pastorius??????? posted by Alex on May 29, 2000 at 20:39:54:

: How does this man do it???? does he do a lot of hammering on and pull offs??? does he use three finger technique... And if anyone has any tips on how to get that kind of speed with your left hand, it would be appreaciated...

>> He sold his soul to the devil!!!...All joking aside, Jaco was
given a gift. He had it in the genetic code..A lot of HARD work
and practice got him there too, as there's no substitute for that,
period..He also had large hands and long fingers, along with
"double jointed" thumbs which he could bend and 90 degree angles..
Weird...Yeah, he uses hammer ons and pull offs, but only used two
fingers on his right hand..If you want to see a more intimate
portrait of the man and his playing, I highly suggest his
"Modern Electric Bass" video. I also recommend the Milkowski
biography...Great book about this highly talented but troubled
individual....God, I miss that guy...He died WAY too soon..


Pat H

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