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)

  • Chord tones
    • Harmonising Dorian scale with 7th chords — all inversions, playing to the click, no pauses
      • D Dorian
      • A Dorian
      • E Dorian
    • II — V — I’s
      • In the keys of C, F, Bb & Eb, all inversions
  • Walking bass lines
    • Dominant 2-octave bass line around the cycle of 4ths
    • Improvisation over the same chord progression, emphasising the b7ths & b6ths

Observations

Finally getting better at 2-octave dominant scales! This time played with almost no mistakes.

Bass day (1h 30m)

  • Chord tones
    • Harmonising Phrygian scale with 7th chords — all inversions, playing to the click, with pauses between chords
      • E Phrygian
      • B Phrygian
      • F# Phrygian
    • Harmonising major scale with 7th chords — all inversions, no pauses
      • C
      • F
      • Bb
      • Eb
  • Walking bass lines
    • Dominant 2-octave bass line around the cycle of 4ths

Observations

Although I intentionally focus only on a couple of things, and it pays of, as I’m getting better real quick, I’m starting to feel that my practice gets a little bit boring. Need to get some new stuff in.