Bass day (1h 20m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann)
    • All triads (major / minor / diminished / augmented) in all inversions around the cycle of 4ths at 70bpm — 30m
    • Major 7th chords in all inversions around the cycle (without click, then at 50bpm) — 15m
    • Minor 7th chords in all inversions around the cycle (without click, then at 50bpm) — 15m
  • Walking bass lines (Scott Devine)
    • Partido Alto pattern + improv over jazz standard played with Latin groove (Be My Love by Nikolaus Brodzsky) — 20m
    • Uptempo Cha cha cha over Miles Davis’ stuff that turned out to be too hard, so I switched back to Partido over simpler song :)

Observations

Seems like I’m finally getting a grip on inversions! Yay! Also trying to adjust session time a bit to make some room for production stuff I have going on. But keeping the 5-min rest in the middle though!

Bass day (1h 20m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann) — 30m
    • Major triads in all inversions without stopping around the cycle (60bpm)
    • Minor triads in all inversions — same
    • Diminished triads in all inversions — same
    • Augmented triads in root inversion
  • Walking bass lines (Scott Devine) — 50m
    • Major & minor ii — V — I patterns recap in G-
    • Applying patterns + 1 — 3 — 5 — chromatic notes to the new standard (Adam’s Apple by Wayne Shorter) in D
    • Latin rhythms: Partido Alto pattern over Adam’s Apple in D

Observations

A little bit overwhelmed with production stuff these days, but trying to keep up the practice at the same pace!