Thursday practice

Hello.

Practice for today goes a little like this

Bass (6 string)

Yardstick

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

 

 

 

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14&15/2/17 practice

Hello

 

Ok.

14th Feb practice

Piano

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

 

 

Woo

 

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

Hello

 

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

bowing

Long open notes

F major scale

F etudes Simandl

Pizz

F Blues walking bass

 

 

That’s all folks

Wednesday 18/1/17

Hello

 

Today’s practice was as follows

Piano

2 octave C major scale

2 octave F major scale

Harmonized F major scale triads and arpeggios — roots, 1st and 2nd inversion

Harmonized F major scale 7th Chords and arpeggios — roots, 1st, 2nd and 3rd inversions

F blues from Jamey Abersold blues in 12 keys

 

 

Bass (6 string)

Walking bass random modules F blues, C blues and My Funny Valentine

maj, minor & dom scales and arpeggios in 12 keys 155 bpm

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Tues 17th Jan

Afternoon

 

Today was piano practice as I had to take Arthur to the vets for his jabs before I had to go to work

 

Piano practice 7am

Two octave F major scale

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

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

F blues from Blues in 12 keys book

 

Total time was around 1 hr.

 

Got rehearsal tonight so I’ll take the double bass out

 

 

Monday 16th Jan 2017

Hello

 

Yesterday I played some piano and double bass. I didn’t practice electric bass as I had two back to back rehearsals/jams with two different bands. One on the four string and one on the six string. I also put my shoulder out after the second rehearsal at about 10pm last night. Probably from having a bass round my neck for almost 6 hours.

 

Anyway.

Today’s practice

Piano practice (7.30am)

2 octave F major scale

Harmonizing F major scale with triads in root, 1st and 2nd inversion (chords and arpegios)

Harmonizing F major scale with 7th chords in root, 1st, 2nd and 3rd inversion (need to do more of this as the scale is new)

Bb blues (Kenny’ll make it from Jamey Abersold’s blues in all keys). Roots and 7th chords. Need to play this over and over and over and over and over again

Total time 30 mins

 

Bass practice (six string)

Walking bass — F blues, C blues My Funny Valentine  15 mins

5 min break

Maj, min, dom scales and arpeggios B string 154 bpm

5 min break

Walking Bass — My Funny Valentine, Blue Moon.

Total time  55 mins

Today I threw the cat out of the room when I practiced and let him in during my breaks. This was great. I actually practices instead of getting my hands and legs shredded and him sitting on the laptop and making it go nuts.

 

Smiley faced emoji

 

 

 

Friday 13th Jan 2017

Hello.

Practice notes for today are as follows.

Piano

C Major scale over 2 octaves.

Triad chords and arpeggios in root, 1st and 2nd inversions, harmonized in C major

7th chords and arpeggios in root, 1st, 2nd and 3rd inversions, harmonized in C major

‘essence’ of chords (root in bass, 3rd and 7th)

chords over a chord progression in inversions.

 

Bass Practice (double bass)

5 mins bowing open strings (whole, half, quarter & 8th notes)

5 mins F major scale

5 min F major etude (Simandl)

10 mins Walking bass in F blues

 

Bass practice (6 string)

walking bass in F blues

I’m not really covering much ground at the moment on the electric bass

Every time I try practice the electric bass the cat comes and sits on my laptop and messes with my bass and cables so it’s really putting me off my practice. I think I need to start kicking him out of my practice room

 

Anyway.

That’s another day done. I’ll probably post more of my other practices on here as I’m sure it will make me into a more rounded musician.

 

Cheers