Thursday practice


Practice for today goes a little like this

Bass (6 string)


Blues in G minor. walking bass (1353)

Walking blues in F

Cycles in 12 keys at 140 bpm on A string all over fretboard

random modes in C all strings (gonna have to go between modes and pentatonics each day)

Repertoire. In the hall of the mountain king. and learning sonata in Bb minor

and some general messing about with the looper. Gotta find more stuff to add to the repertoire


By for now





Wednesday 8/3/17



Managed almost 2 hours with the bass this morning.


Bass  (6 string)


Walking bass over C minor blues (1353)

Cycles in 12 keys

Random Modes in C (all strings starting C to B)

Repertoire (in the hall of the mountain king melody)

A bit of messing with the loop pedal




Tuesday 7/3/17


It’s Tuesday. Didn’t really play much over the weekend. I did have a gig with the covers band a a local(ish) pub on Friday night which was cool (and financially welcome 😉 ). And I had a Sunday rehearsal. So between getting home and dumping my gear after the gig and rehearsing on Sunday I really couldn’t be bothered to set up all the gear just to take it apart again so, instead of practicing bass I wrote music. Which was good. I’ll maybe post tracks at a later date.




Monday 6/3/17

Bass (6 string)

Yardstick of rhythm and groove


Tuesday 7/3/17


Got a good hour and half or so in in the bass this morning. It was a good time indeed

Bass (6 string)

A bit of messing on the loop pedal with a groove (until Arthur started attacking my feet)

Yardstick of rhythm and groove

Walking over a C blues and G minor blues

cycles in 12 keys

random Modes in C on B string

Some classical melodies and started learning In the hall of the mountain king.








Thursday 2/3/17



It’s a new month. I didn’t practice yesterday but I did have the day off from work so I spent that day re-cabling my (basic) studio together. Then I had my piano class then I rushed home for my bass lesson with AW. It was a good lesson as well. It seems we have moved on from the 2 years of modes and pentatonic lessons (I take 1 lesson a month or so due to the expense. Last night was lesson #17) which is great. Last nights lesson was syncopation and groove using AW’s yardstick of time and offsetting 3’s against 4’s over a set of 5 3’s (if that makes sense).


Anyway. Onto today’s practice

Thursday 2/3/17 (6 string bass)

Yardstick of time and groove

Walking bass over F, C & Gminor blues (151b & 151a)

maj, min & dom cycles over 12 keys A string

Modes in C randoms over B, E & A string

and that’s it