- Scale studies
- Scale dissection
- Minor blues: R, b3-4-#4, 5, 7 (recap)
- Major bebop
- R-5, b6-6, 7-R
- 7-R (below), 4-5, b6-6 (above or below), 7-R (all chromatics) — COOL!
- Walking bass / chord tones
- Voice leading / connecting inversions with passing tones (Phil Mann exercise) over All of Me in G
- Afro Blue
- Afternoon in Paris
Just found another very effective way of internalising a new scale. Instead of going up and down the neck, you can first figure out all chromatic intervals in it and them play only them, memorising their position relative to the root. Semitones are normally the simplest to memorise and visualise on fretboard (like, major 7 below — root), therefore there’s a big chance that you will get familiar with them really quickly, and afterwards it will be much easier to learn the rest of the scale. In the case of major bebop, the chromatics are: 7 below — root, M3 — 4, b6 —6 and 7 — R (above). I played them around the cycle of 4ths in all keys, sometimes playing b6-6 run below — because it is quicker to find — and must say that I’m definitely feeling much more confident with this scale!