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the last lesson to Steve Hamilton is just amazing. John shows how he was able to develop his sense of time and shows how we can learn to work on it.

Hey everyone! Question... what is your favorite lesson and why?

I just discovered the bonus backing tracks https://artistworks.com/john-patitucci/learning#studymaterials ;-) Thanks AW!! Lots of good backing tracks for jazz standards like Giant Steps, All the things you are, Autumn leaves, Invitation, etc... Now I just have to find a way to mute the bass. Happy bass!

That is an interesting topic, so I created an entry in the forum. For me it really depends whom I play with. I like "three views of a secret" really much on fretless or on upright Poinciana.

Hey Chrizz! My favorite is Autumn Leaves. I'm a sucker for the classics :)

Hey Annie! My favorite (atm) is Herbie Hancocks "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" (though Im far away from sounding like the original...)! What's your favorite?

Hi Annie, For me it's difficult to say... Sometimes studying a tune I like I suddenly find a trick to improvise on or something and then It become my favourite for a while. There is so many tunes that I really don't know. Anyway if I had to choose one... I would say.... Continuum :-) And your favourite one?

Hey Annie. Tough question. Tricotism is great fun - among loads of others

Hey Annie, on the upright I like to play Recorda Me (Joe Henderson) and on the bass right now it's "Put it where you want it" by the Crusaders.

Hey everyone! What is your favorite song to play on the bass?

John. Just getting my 1st lesson in after meeting and playing with you, Peter, Eric, and George in Napa. Going to work hard to get these lessons in. Thanks.

Last night at the Mahawie in GB, there was a show with 3 Cats jamming! A great Master Class of Jazz Bass Improv! Thanks John!

Hey John, are you bringing 'Big Wes' to the Mahawie show next week?

Master Bassist John Patitucci to Release Most Intimate & Revealing Solo Album with Soul of the Bass https://bassmagazine.com/artists/master-bassist-john-patitucci-to-releas...

Hi John! I've just listened to Yotam Silberstein's Future Memories! You did a great job on it!!!

wow, Soul of the Bass just announced!

On Miles Davis "Milestones: the music and times of Miles Davis" of Jack Chambers is areally well-researched biography.

Quincy Troupe's book on Miles Davis is also a classic

Also Lewis Porter's book on Coltrane and Michelle Mercer's book on Wayne Shorter

Hi Patricia! Robin Kelley's biography on Monk is the best !!!!

What artist biographies do you recommend to read John? Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk?

Dear Bibleman, i have been playing a Gagliano , Italian bass from around 1859

Hi to everyone new in here!! And lots of fun to all of you who have the chance to see John live this Year!!

Hi, just jumped on board, hope to have a great time

Hi everyone! Just bought ticket for John's gig in my town for next month!

Hello to all, I'm a recent AW student and glad to be on board. This is gonna be a great ride.

Happy New Year All! I am new to AW, John I was wondering what type of upright you are using now in you video response.

Hey guys. Happy to be part of this cool online school! Already watched a couple videos!

Dear John, dear AW-Team, dear fellow bassists: Happy New Year to all of you!! So glad to be here with u all!

Happy birthday master John Patitucci! God bless you always!

Happy holidays everyone! Congrats John with Emanon.

Oh Yes... Nefertiti! Such a great record to revisit

hi Jerry, Happy holidays! Nope, I cannot see your VE as well. Regards, AK

Hello everyone, and happy holidays!! I have trouble viewing my video exchange with response, it simply doesn´t load! Is anyone else here able to view it? maybe a technical error? Thanks / Jerry

@Ulrik: Grazie!

Thanks Martin!!

great job Eneias. Nice you put your analysis in the transcription.

My transcription and analysis of Blues for Dali - John Patitucci solo


Incredible bass, John! Congrats!!!

Happy holidays. Any suggestions where to start listening to Antony Jackson?

ArtistWorks Jazz Bass instructor, John Patitucci is going live from ArtistWorks Youtube tomorrow at 1:00 pm PST to talk about his tour with Chick Corea and his interview with Bass Musician Magazine. Tune in here: http://bit.ly/JohnLive

ArtistWorks instructors Eric Marienthal (Jazz Saxophone) and George Whitty (Jazz Piano) are going live from our Facebook page at 1:30 pm PST! They'll be answering the most googled Jazz questions! Tune in. ⏰ https://www.facebook.com/ArtistWorks/

Thanks for cooking ;)

Welcome! There's always room to improve haha, you've definitely found the right place to do it!

Hi Folks! Noob here... I've been playing for a while, but I'm ALWAYS looking to get/be better.

Fiddle legend, Darol Anger, is going LIVE from ArtistWorks Facebook page in 2 hours! (4:00 pm PST) http://bit.ly/DarolLIVE

ArtistWorks Electric Country Guitar instructor, Guthrie Trapp, will be going live on our YouTube page in 1 HOUR! Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ics-eDK8wjw

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