Bass day (1h 30m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann) — 30m
    • Major / minor / dim triads in all inversions around the cycle at 80bpm
    • Major / minor / dominant / dim 7th chords in all inversions around the cycle at 80bpm
    • Slow focus on dominant and diminished, not looking at the fretboard (as a singing bassist, I need to improve this skill)
  • Walking bass lines — 1h
    • Partido Alto + Cha Cha Cha over random blues progression from iReal Pro app, played in Latin rhythm
    • 2-octave dominant walking bass line exercise (b7 ascending, b7 & b6 descending) in all keys (well, not ALL 30 according to Victor Wooten, haha) around the circle of 5ths, very slowly

Observations

After all generations of music educators and thousands of practice techniques, the best piece of advice remains unshaken: EVEN SLOWER DAMMIT! 😆

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