Bass day (1h)

  • Chord tones / Walking bass
    • Minor 7th chords around the cycle of 4ths in all inversions, permutation used: 1-3-7-5
    • Dominant 7th chords, same thing
    • Walking with inversions & permutations
      • A Beautiful Friendship in C

This week’s packed in terms of studio time, so keeping the practice sessions kinda short.

Bass day (1h 40m)

  • Chord tones / Walking bass
    • Major 7th chords around the cycle of 4ths in all inversions, permutation used: 1-3-7-5
    • Minor 7th chords around the cycle in root & first inversion, 1-3-7-5 permutation
    • Walking with inversions & permutations
      • A Beautiful Friendship in Eb
  • Pick
    • For Once In My Life (Jamerson, you’re crazy!)

Next time: 3 new permutations, do all minor inversions, continue with pick practice, run blues scales & pentatonics up and down the neck

Bass day (1h)

Didn’t do too much consistent practice (only quick improv and mode runs sessions) during the last couple of days, as I was busy doing some production and other work. But I did play piano a lot while recording so it definitely counts! 😆

  • Chord tones
    • Harmonising F Lydian scale with 7th chords in all 24 permutations (root inversion). Yeah, and it was just one key, one mode, and only root inversion… “What can you practice for 8 hours straight?!” is not a question anymore, lol!

Bass day (1h 30m)

  • Walking bass / chord tones
    • 1-* & 3-* permutations of root inversion & 1st inversion (harmonising C Mixolydian)
    • Applying over All of Me in G-
  • Piano routine sync
    • Minor blues scale “inversions” (starting on 1 and running octave up, b3 and up to b3 octave above, same from 4, from #4, etc.) — in all keys cycling in 4ths
  • Chords
    • Triads recap
    • 7th chords 1st inversion w/o 5th