Forgot all about this

Like it says.



I’ll get back on it.


Today I did more blues walking in C minor.


Also it came to light in my lesson last night that I have collapsing finger syndrome so I need to look at that with some technique building. Then onto scale walking.


Speak soon







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





14&15/2/17 practice




14th Feb practice


7th Chords all inversions

2 – 5 – 1 in C major until Arthur turned into Sun Ra and stopped me practicing


Bass (6 string)

Maj, min & dom scales and arp in 12 keys up the dusty end on D & C string

Modes and Pentatonics in F

Blues in F walking

Blues in C walking

Blues in Gminor walking



15th Feb practice


Bass (6 string)


Blues in F walking

Blues in C walking

Blues in Gminor walking

Maj, min & dom scales and arp in 12 keys up the dusty end on D & C string

Modes and Pentatonics in Bb


Blues in Gminor walking





Two practices in one week.


Also I got a mister spray for Arthur so I can squirt him when he decides to jump on the laptop.

He pretty much stopped jumping on all the stuff and biting all my cables (especially the guitar and headphone cables when I’m using them)




Thursday 19/1/17



Piano practice

2 octave scales in C and F major

Harmonize F major scale triads in root, 1st and 2nd inversion

Harmonize F major scale 7th chords in root, 1st, 2nd and 3rd inversions

Harmonize C & F major using root 3rd and 7th over 2 hands

F blues


Double Bass


Long open notes

F major scale

F etudes Simandl


F Blues walking bass



That’s all folks