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Crritique my practice routine

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Kasperww, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Kasperww


    Feb 17, 2014

    I want to take my bass playing to the next level. I have been practicing an hour a day for almost half a year. I follow the following practice routine:

    • Major scale mode exercise(http://vocaroo.com/i/s0aufFmymhX7) I play this through the circle of fifths. This takes me 15 min because I play at a slower tempo and try not to make any mistakes.
    • Transcribing a bass line/solo(15 min)
    • Sightreading. I use Libbys bass book and take my time working through it(20 min)
    • Eartraining with earmaster(10 min)

    What do you think?
    Any ideas on easy and slow jazz bass lines for transcription would also be greatly appreciated.
  2. fmoore200


    Mar 22, 2011
    Sounds good, I wish I practiced like this! :D

    I would recommend focusing more on transcribing jazz heads before focusing on particular bass lines, after all those guys were playing to that tune, shouldn't you know it too before coping their lines?

    Keep it up! :bassist:
  3. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    I suggest Building Walking Bass Lines by Ed Friedland. Great book, highly educational.
  4. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    Better than mine! Mine is: plug in; noodle around for about 30 minutes; play through some covers and originals (5-60 minutes); noodle about again; maybe a scale at the end