Originally Posted by iwearpumas
I just saw your video on diatonic triads. Another great video, but my question is how can I apply it to be more than a finger exercise? I guess that is my problem, applying the knowledge I know of music theory.
Hi there. Thanks for your question. So basically I practice this stuff if a few ways.
You should definitely learn your Major Modes there is no real getting around that.
To really be able to control the color you are going for you need to be able to hear and understand it at least to a point. Then the goal is to just play.
I practice Diatonic Triads over a 1 octave range then a 2 octave range trying to find the best position shifts and fingering pattern.
You can play these triads Ascending or Descending or Alternating like I do in the video.
It's best to write out these and internalize them.
I practice things at a slow tempo repeating 3 times without stopping. Once I can do that comfortably I just raise the tempo a small amount and keep building speed and control.
Once I can play at a decent tempo I start trying to improvise freely with the idea.
You can achieve this stuff really faster than you think with a good schedule and specific things to lead up to this.
there are so many benefits to learning this stuff like a Great Technique work out, a great Ear Training Exercise, a great fingerboard awareness exercise and you are learning harmony in a music way.
Here is a blog I did on whole range practicing to give you an idea how to practice this stuff. http://tonygreybassacademy.com/learn...-range-scales/
Hope this helps a little. It's work but it's fun.