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)

  • Scale studies / piano catch-up / vocabulary
    • Minor blues scale starting with low b7 in all keys
    • Major blues scale (same)
    • Lydian pentatonic (same)
  • Walking bass
    • Applying pentatonics (major & minor blues for 7 & m7 chords respectively, Lyd pentatonic for maj7) to a jazz standard
    • When not able to find passing chord scale quick enough, playing a 2nd inversion (from root down, easy, right?)
    • “Scale permutations” — i. e. starting on minor blues on b7 or playing from 5th down when connecting chords
  • Reading melodies
    • A Night In Tunisia (several times, no click)

Bass day (2h)

  • Scales study
    • Linking shapes / Mike Walker exercise (learned from Scott, obviously)
      • All major keys in I position
      • All major keys without restricting position
      • All minor keys in V position
  • Reading
    • Real book in bass clef (reading melodies)
      • A Foggy Day
      • All My Tomorrows
      • All Of Me
    • Contrabass etudes
      • Hrabe #2 & #3
  • Walking bass
    • 1st & 2nd inversions (no particular permutation) over Worth the Wait