Ok after reading cassanovas thread (v useful) on the same topic I decided to make my own practice routine, which is as follows: 15 minutes Warm up: - Major + Minor scales in diff keys - Major, Dominant, Minor, Diminished appregios in diff keys - Modes in diff keys - Half whole + Whole half scales in diff keys 30 minutes Jazz bass - Working through new book Ed Friedlands expanding walking bass lines 30 minutes Exercises for teacher - Usually a song to learn, varies week to week. 15 minutes Sight reading - Picking a random song in standing in shadows of Motown book and playing throught it. 15 minutes Warm down - Same as warm up. Just a few questions: What does everyone think of that? Is it long enough? Any other things I should try and include? Should I vary it every few days/weeks? I didn't know whether to put this as a whole new thread or as a reply to cassanovas thread so sorry if it should have been as a reply. Or if it should have been in a diff forum. Thanks for any help.