Bass day (1h 40m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann) 1h
    • Major triads in all inversions, saying all notes out loud, around the cycle, no stops at 45bpm in 8ths
    • Same, but without saying notes, 80bpm (that’s what I call shape slavery, lol)
    • Minor triads in root and 1st inversion, saying all notes, around the cycle at 40bpm in 8ths
  • Break
  • Walking bass lines (Scott Devine) 35m
    • Static chord patterns (major & dominant) over C▵7 & C7, then D▵7 & D7

Observations

Remember Victor Wooten’s “Do you practice in all keys?” joke? Yeah, so, minor keys are the PITA when it comes to playing & calling the notes around the cycle. Because there you have keys like Db- with Fb and Ab- with Cb and Gb- with Bbb :blink: And you either play safe and go C#-, G#- and F#- or you try to grind and your brain really starts to melt even at 40bpm. I know a lot of players who just don’t care about such keys as Gb-, but then again when you see this chord in the chord chart and you have to play a walking bass line over it, what are you going to do? I was always converting to enharmonic key with lesser amount of accidentals, but maybe I should bite the bullet and practice also these guys “as is”.

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