Piano day (2h)

  • Modal studies
    • Harmonising Mixolydian mode with shells (3-7-9) — C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db
    • Harmonising Dorian mode with shells (3-7-9) — C, F, Bb, Eb
  • Improvisation
    • Lydian pentatonic in all keys over major chords in 7-3-6 shells
    • Recap minor blues scale
    • Harmonising Mixolydian mode with block chords & 7-3-5 shells in LH & runs starting on each new scale degree in RH (C-D-E-F…, D-E-F-G…, F-G-A-Bb…, etc.)
    • Same for Dorian
  • Comping
    • Free comping over “Worth the Wait” in Eb (just chords & focus on voice leading)
    • “Worth the Wait” in C — block chords in LH, chord scales in RH

Piano day (1h 40m)

  • Improvisation
    • Chromatic progressions
      • Mixolydian scales over dominant 7th chords in shells in all keys
        • LH separately
        • Shells with LH
        • Arpeggiated shells with LH
      • Dorian scales over minor 7th chords in shells in all keys (same approach)
    • Just a quick Lydian pentatonic recap
  • Modal studies
    • Mixolydian transitions between all degrees in A — B voicings (F)
      • Base 7-3-5
      • Base 3-7-9
    • Same with Dorian (C, F)

Piano day (1h)

  • Jazz voicings
    • Recap: cycling all maj7 shells (base 7-3-5, base 3-7-9)
    • Recap: cycling all m7 shells (base 7-3-5, base 3-7-9)
    • Recap: cycling all 7 shells (base 7-3-5, base 3-7-9)
    • Cycling all dominant sus4 / polychords
    • Recap: minor to dominant in two formats
  • Modal studies
    • Voice leading patterns in Dorian (A — B voicings)
    • Voice leading patterns in Mixolydian

Bass day (1h 20m)

  • Extensions
    • Recap m/M 6ths in all keys
  • Modal studies
    • Dorian runs in all keys
      • Focus on b3 & b7
      • Focus on M6
      • Combine + add P5 & P4
    • Mixo runs in all keys
      • Focus on ♮3 & b7
      • Focus on M6
      • Combine + add P5 & P4
  • Chord tones / walking bass
    • All inversions over standard (Worth the Wait) ascending, descending, octave above & below, add 6ths & 4ths occasionally

Piano day (1h)

  • Improvisation
    • Chromatic progressions (“Jazz Improvisation for Keyboard Players” by Dan Haerle)
      • Mixolydian scales over dominant 7th chords in shells in all keys
      • Dorian scales over minor 7th chords in shells in all keys
    • Melodies (reading a couple of examples from book II of “Jazz Improvisation”)
      • Repetition
      • Transposition
      • Exercise 1: dominant run around the cycle of 4ths
      • Exercise 2: Dorian run around the cycle of 4ths
      • Motive inversion
    • Recap Lydian pentatonic & minor blues scale in all keys