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”)


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.

Bass day (1h 30m)

  • Chord tones
    • 7th chord permutations (all 6 starting on 1)
      • Harmonising C major & F major scales with all permutations without stopping
    • Applying inversions over jazz standard (1st & 2nd)
  • Pick practice
    • Jet — Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
    • Larry McCabe “Famous Blue Lines” — Lines 1 & 2 in E-

Bass day (1h 40m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann)
    • Walking bass practice with Nashville number notation (keys of C — Ab around the cycle of 4ths)
    • 7th chord inversions (1st and 2nd) with 2 different fingerings up and down, not looking at the neck
    • Practice 7th chord inversions over a standard in Nashville notation (1st and 2nd, up and down + improv)
  • Pick + reading practice
    • Learning a part (What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye)