I’m recording here the progress I do with bass playing. So far the goals have been too general, leading to under-reporting here what I feel is progress - working on reworking the structure of this page in a more useful form, probably just a diary of things done.
For some years, I have been in a rut regarding my bass learning path. I can play semi-ok for an amateur standard, but learning jazz has so many specific ticks that I find it hard to stick to a structured routine.
My goal study session takes 1 hour. It’s subdivided in the following lessons:
- 10 minute arpeggio and scale warm up and muscle memory builder. It should cicle through:
- All chord qualities across the fretboard
- Permuted, fragmentary arpeggios and scales. The idea is also to anotate those snippets I enjoy particularly.
- 10 minute technique drill, specifically working out rhythmic concepts or ways to play I didn’t consider before.
- 15 minute vocabulary drills, working through specific chord progressions or ideas.
- 15 minute transcriptions.
- 10 minute standard time, working through standards I want to know and learning their melodies and harmony.
- 5 free minutes for whatever I want to dwelve into.
4. Spent ~25 minutes practicing exclusively chord thone improvisation.
- Minor arpeggios, continuous, up and down in all fretboard positions, in all keys
- Exercise 8 of Polymuting.
- Ideas over ii-V-I, superpossing a minor arpeggio over the second degree of the ii. All keys.