Piano day (1h 40m)

  • Improvisation
    • Chromatic progressions
      • Mixolydian over dominant, 3-7-9 shells, all keys
      • Dorian over minor, same
  • Modal studies
    • Harmonising Lydian mode
      • All keys, using 7-3-5 shells in RH and 1-5, 1-6 pattern in LH
  • Exotic stuff
    • Just trying different polychods from “The Jazz Language”
  • Comping + soloing
    • Airegin in A-
      • 2 runs of solo
      • 3 runs of comping with 1-5-1-6 pattern in LH
    • Baubles, Bangles and Beads in G
      • Comping + broken 10ths in LH

Bass day (1h 30m)

  • Major triads in all inversions around the cycle of 4ths, with click at 50bpm (Phil Mann’s Chord Tones course)
  • Major & minor ii — V — I lines over Autumn Leaves in G-, all patterns used
  • Soloing in G- over Autumn Leaves using chromatics — watch the tendencies of getting back to minor pentatonic box and prevent this from happening!