The Brown’stone: The ocaJ Exercise & Bass Lesson

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, I’ll be taking you through my favorite Jaco Pastorius exercise. But not only that, I’ll also show you my version of the exercise played in reverse.

So if you don’t know this beautiful Jaco pattern, you’ll definitely want to check this lesson out.

Here’s the original ocaJ Exercise video:

Rich Brown is a Canadian electric bassist, composer, educator, producer, and online radio broadcaster. He has recorded three albums as a leader and is featured on over 70 recordings covering a wide range of musical genres. Rich is also the host of his own weekly online radio show “New Origins” on, and has a YouTube channel called The Brown’stone dedicated to bass/music education. Check out his music on Bandcamp.

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