Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #4 – Harmonics & Chords

Here’s another great entry in Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series.

“This week’s exercise is a slow bass groove that combines harmonics with fretted bass notes to create chords,” Stuart shared. “The inspiration for this piece was Jaco Pastorius’s renowned composition ‘Portrait of Tracy’, which is highly recommended as a study piece if you enjoy using harmonics, or playing solo pieces. It was performed on a Fender Jazz Bass, using the bridge pickup only.”

Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just click on “Free Stuff!” on the main menu.)

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