Bass day (1h 30m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann) — 40m
    • Diminished triads in all inversions around the cycle, spelling the notes out loud (40bpm), silently (60bpm)
    • Major and minor triads in all inversions around the cycle at 80bpm without stopping, only saying the root
  • Break
  • Walking bass lines (Scott Devine) — 50m
    • Partido Alto (Latin pattern from George Lopez & David Keif book) over Autumn Leaves in D-
    • Recap ii — V — I lines in G-, over Autumn Leaves in G-
    • Ghost notes exercise

Observations

Latin patterns are a ton of fun! You can take one and play it over a jazz standard that and it will make it sound completely different. Also it’s just so much fun to play (not only to a backing track, but also to a raw clave).

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