Bass day (1h 45m)

  • Scale studies
    • Linking shapes (Scott exercise)
      • All Dorian scales in I position
      • All Ionian scales in I position
    • Minor blues scale permutations + shapes in all keys
    • Same for major blues and Lydian pentatonic
    • Apply to Imaj7 — VI7 — ii — V7 (Lydian pentatonic over maj7, major blues over dominant and minor blues over m7)
  • Quick pick practice
  • Reading melodies
    • A Night In Tunisia (recap)

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 40m)

  • Chords (1h 20m)
    • Harmonising C major &  G major scales with closed voicings
    • Harmonising C, G & D major scales with open voicings
    • Playing along to Autumn Leaves with all closed, all open and then mixed voicings
    • Playing to All Of Me with mixed voicings + improvising using chord tones (AWESOME!)
  • Chord tones (25m)
    • Harmonising F major scale with all 12 permutations (starting on 1 and 3)
  • Pick
    • Trying out chords with pick (didn’t really work)

Bass day (1h 40m)

  • Chord tones — 1h 20m
    • 7th chord permutations (all starting on 1)
      • Harmonising C Dorian, F Dorian and Bb Dorian scales
    • Applying permutations over jazz standard (all starting on the root and then several starting on the 3rd)
  • Pick — 20m
    • Line from the “Famous Bass Lines” book by Larry McCabe (to be honest, most of them are pretty boring and just meandering around minor / major pentatonic, so I’ll probably get some new transcriptions for this part of my practice)

Bass day (1h 40m)

  • Chord tones — 1h
    • 7th chord permutations (all starting on 1, all starting on 3)
      • Harmonising F Lydian scale (just because major all the time is boring, lol)
    • Applying inversions over jazz standard (1st, 2nd & 3rd in different shapes, trying slides this time)
  • Pick — 40m
    • Playing Jamerson part to the click (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”)

Observations

Can I at some point have a day when I’ll harmonise all scales of all modes in all keys with all inversions of 7th chords played in all permutations? Just like Adam Neely played major scales in broken intervals for 6 hours non-stop? No. It will certainly take longer that a day, lol.