Bass day (1h)

  • Scale studies / piano catch-up / vocabulary
    • Minor blues scale starting with low b7 in all keys
    • Major blues scale (same)
    • Lydian pentatonic (same)
  • Walking bass
    • Applying pentatonics (major & minor blues for 7 & m7 chords respectively, Lyd pentatonic for maj7) to a jazz standard
    • When not able to find passing chord scale quick enough, playing a 2nd inversion (from root down, easy, right?)
    • “Scale permutations” — i. e. starting on minor blues on b7 or playing from 5th down when connecting chords
  • Reading melodies
    • A Night In Tunisia (several times, no click)

Piano day (1h 40m)

  • Jazz voicings
    • ii — V —I’s (major & parallel minor over IV) in all keys, inverted arpeggios / inversions with LH
    • Major & minor 7th chords around the cycle in all inversions
  • Comping
    • Using shells & chord scales over a standard (Worth the Wait in F)
      • Mixo scale over dominant chords
      • Dorian & minor blues over minor
      • Lydian pentatonic over major

Piano day (1h 30m)

  • Improvisation
    • Minor pentatonics in all keys (cycling over m7 chords)
    • Major pentatonics in all keys (cycling over maj7 chords)
    • Superimposing pentatonics (in all keys around the cycle)
      • VII over I, vi over i
      • V over I, v over i
      • iii over I, III over i
    • Minor blues scale improv in all keys broken in 2 octaves
  • Modal studies
    • Dorian 7th arpeggios (asc / desc) in C, F & Bb
    • Dorian 7th arpeggios + shells (7-3-5 over asc, 3-7-(#)9 over desc)

Piano day (2h)

  • Technical
    • A Dozen A Day
      • “Stretching”
      • “Going Down Stairs”
      • “Flinging Arms” in all keys
      • “The Push-Up”
  • Modal studies + left hand
    • 2-octave Mixolydian 7th chord arpeggios in broken 4ths (C7 — Fm7 — BbM7 — EbM7 — Am7b5 — Dm7 — Gm7 — BbM7 — EbM7 — Am7b5 — Dm7 — Gm7 — C7) — LH and RH
    • Harmonising Dorian scale with shells & stride patterns
    • Voice leading, A — B voicings in C Dorian (i — ii: stay in A, i — III: A to B or stay, i — IV7: A to B, i — v: A to B, etc.)
  • Jazz voicings
    • Recap minor to dominant
    • Recap (augmented) dominant to minor
  • Improvisation
    • Major blues scale over dominant chord in all keys
    • Minor blues scale over minor chord in all keys

Piano day (1h 40m)

  • Technical
    • A Dozen A Day
      • “Stretching”
      • “Going Down Stairs”
      • “Flinging Arms”
      • “The Push-Up”
    • Oscar Peterson — Jazz Exercises
      • Exercise No. 1
      • Jazz Menuet No. 1
  • Jazz voicings
    • Cycling dominant to minor (+7 to m9)
    • Cycling dominant to minor (7b9 to m7)
  • Modal studies
    • Harmonising Mixolydian mode in all keys with shells (7-3-5 and 3-7-9)
  • Improvisation
    • Cycling minor blues scale in all keys over m7 shells (7-3-5)
      • One octave runs
      • Splitting runs between two octaves (b7, 1, b3 | (8va) 4, #4, 5, b7)