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)

  • Soloing
    • Free improv (focus on avoiding roots) over Worth The Wait
  • Improv + piano catch-up
    • Minor blues scale in all keys around the neck over dominant chords around the cycle of 4ths
  • Major 7th chords around the cycle of 4ths in all inversions, permutation used: 1-3-7-5

Bass day (1h 20m)

  • Chord tones (Phil Mann): major triads in all inversions around the cycle of 4ths while saying out loud the note names (50bpm—74bpm)
  • Walking bass lines (Scott): static chord vocabulary + recap ii – V — I minor & major patterns over Autumn Leaves in G-
  • Short soloing over Autumn Leaves also in G-

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!