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 18/1/17



Today’s practice was as follows


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







Monday 16th Jan 2017



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.



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.


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