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A fresh look into Jaco’s playing to learn from “the greatest bass player in the world”

Contemporary Bass Guitar: Jaco Pastorius is the new book of the Legacy Series by SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM. To be released on Jaco’s birthday December 1st.


This work, in the words of the author, expresses his “desire to highlight the universal quality of the examples included in Jaco's "Modern Electric Bass" video, and to present them through a fresh and comprehensive approach accessible for everyone.”

Contemporary Bass Guitar: Jaco Pastorius by Alex Lofoco is a thorough analysis of Jaco’s “Modern Electric Bass” examples. Te revised transcriptions are complete with TABs, detailed explanation and extra exercises to provide an all-inclusive guide that would work both as a stand-alone method as well as complement to the video (not included in this publication).

The integration of SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM diagrams provides additional help in demystifying the fretboard geometry.

Te 29 examples included deal all aspects

• Technique

• Scales

• Arpeggios

• Chords

• Improvisation

• Harmonics

• Solo Bass

This manual is for anyone who is already familiar with Jaco’s music and would like to have a fresh look into his bass playing, or someone who is moving their first steps into the fun world of making music and would like to learn from a bass master.

Alex Lofoco is an Italian born bassist and educator. A strong passion for music in his early teens led him to embrace music as a performer, producer and author. He then moved to London where he graduated in Popular Music Performance – BMus (Hons) at the University of West London.

During his studies in London Alex started holding bass clinics and masterclasses, sharing his passion for research and development in music education. Alex translated the Italian version of the video “Modern Electric Bass” and published his unique method SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM. 

Contemporary Bass Guitar: Jaco Pastorius will be available on December 1st – until then it will be available for preorder at discounted price on

Retail price is $24

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