I mentioned in another thread that I was trying to learn The Chicken bassline as played by Jaco Pastorius.
If you are unfamiliar with it, here is a video
I had never heard of this piece before yesterday (07/04/2020) but something about the bassline grabbed me and I decided I needed to learn to play it.
I put the track on repeat on spotify and played in none stop for a couple of hours whilst I worked to try and get the general form into my head and then did a little youtube viewing to try to work out the basic bassline and chord progression.
Because I normally need a scary goal to achieve stuff and because I think it might help others, I have decided to document my journey of learning this bassline.
I am not looking to emulate Jaco’s exact bassline throughout the song but I would like to get to a point where I can play the basic riff all the way through the song including the unison part and then to be able to improvise little variations to spice things up a little.
So (and this is going to be embarrassing at first) here is my first attempt. Please bear in mind that a few hours ago, I had never heard of this song.
I welcome all criticism and advice. I can take it!
The Chicken. Day One