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Pablo Elorza Releases “Jaco Pastorius Tribute” Album
New Albums

Pablo Elorza Releases “Jaco Pastorius Tribute” Album

Pablo Elorza has paid homage to his bass idol on his new album, “Jaco Pastorius Tribute.” The bassist, who has shared several great Jaco lessons with us, covers some of the legend’s best known songs as well as a few more obscure numbers.

Pablo Elorza Publishes New Instructional Book, Patterns
Sheet Music & Instruction

Pablo Elorza Publishes New Instructional Book, Patterns

We have shared some great lessons and videos by Pablo Elorza on No Treble in the past. Now he’s released a new instructional book called Patterns that explains how small motifs can expand your vocabulary. “A pattern is a small melodic idea that can be repeated, developed and adapted to any musical situation,” he writes. “Patterns seeks to explore the...

Pablo Elorza Orchestra: Unsung Heroes
Bass Videos

Pablo Elorza Orchestra: Unsung Heroes

Pablo Elorza has always floored us with his playing. Here’s a great clip of his jazz orchestra performing “Unsung Heroes” from his solo album Jardín Japones. Elorza impresses on his six-string bass with a big tone while his band equally brings the fire on his composition.

Pablo Elorza and Valeria Falcon: Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Bass Videos

Pablo Elorza and Valeria Falcon: Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love

Charles Mingus was one of the greatest bassists and composers of the 20th century. His melodies and harmonies always seem to express the deepest of emotions in unexpected ways. Pablo Elorza and Valeria Falcon bring out that same depth with their bass and vocal arrangement of “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love.” Full of lush and complex chords, the duo seem...

Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody
Bass Videos

Pablo Elorza: Bass Solo Chord Melody

Bassist and educator Pablo Elorza recently posted a new blog on exercises for musicians. Part of the lesson is a video with stretches to warm up before or after a playing session. The bassist composed this beautiful bass solo to accompany the video, and it’s just as inspiring as the information. Elorza crafts a lyrical melody complete with chordal backing....

Pablo Elorza: Recording Fretless Bass and Getting that Jaco Tone
Bass Videos

Pablo Elorza: Recording Fretless Bass and Getting that Jaco Tone

The last time we featured Pablo Elorza, he gave us an in-depth look at the popular Jaco Pastorius tune “Continuum”. Our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux shares this one of Pablo demonstrating how to record a fretless bass and achieve that Jaco sound. For more on Pablo’s Deep Into Electric Bass Classics, visit his website.

Pablo Elorza: “Continuum” Lesson and Analysis
Bass Lessons

Pablo Elorza: “Continuum” Lesson and Analysis

Pablo Elorza has published the second video in his “Deep Into Electric Bass Classics” series of bass lessons with an in-depth look at the popular Jaco Pastorius tune “Continuum.” After playing through the tune, Elorza explains the methods and techniques Pastorius used to create his melodies. The lesson is a great one for any music theory buff as well as...

Pablo Elorza: “Havona” Lesson and Analysis
Bass Videos

Pablo Elorza: “Havona” Lesson and Analysis

Bassist Pablo Elorza has started a new series on YouTube he’s calling “Deep Into Electric Bass Classics” with the infamous Jaco Pastorius tune “Havona.” Elorza rips through the tune, then breaks it all down for everyone trying to learn. He speaks in Spanish, but don’t worry, there are English subtitles for his in-depth analysis. Time to hit the woodshed!