Bass Practice Log (2017 Q1)

Date

Sight

Reading

Ear

Training

Scales/

Theory

Song/

Jam

Other/Notes

01/01/17

Blog

Blog

30

HLBM ex 54: 10 mins @ 60 bpm; 5 mins each @ 66, 72, 84, 92 bpm

Fingertips really sore. Couldn’t move on to ex. 55 as planned

20

HLBM ex. 53: 2.5 mins each @ 60, 72, 84, 92 bpm

HLBM ex. 54: 2.5 mins each @ 60, 72, 84, 92 bpm

01/02/17

Blog

Blog

15

HLBM ex. 55: no metronome

40

HLBM ex. 55: 10 mins @ 50 bpm; 5 mins each @ 60, 66, 72, 80, 86, 92

01/03/17

Blog

20

HLBM ex. 56 (All Four One): No metronome

20

HLBM ex. 56 (All Four One): Metronome: 50 bpm

01/04/17

60

HLBM ex. 56 (All Four One): 35 mins @ 50 bpm, 25 mins @ 60 bpm

01/05/17

Blog

45

HLBM ex. 56 (All Four One): 15 mins each @ 66, 72, 80 bpm

35

HLBM ex. 56 (All Four One): 5 mins @ 69, 76, 84 bpm; 15 mins @ 92 bpm

01/06/17

Blog

Blog

60

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 30 mins, no metronome

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 30 mins, 50 bpm

Pinky keeps missing on Eb to G in bar 7 - have to account for length

01/07/17

Blog

Blog

30

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 30 mins, 50 bpm

Watching Reaper 5 tutorial series on YouTube. It eats time, but is really well done and packed with info

01/08/17

Blog

30

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 30 mins, 60 bpm

Spent most of time repeating bars 6-8 because G-G#-A-Ab still doesn’t sound musical to me. Plugged into Reaper for amp and used metronome at JamPlay because it has adjustable volume. Placed accent on 1 & 3

01/09/17

Blog

01/10/17

Blog

20

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 20 mins, 60 bpm

Plugged into Audacity with Rocksmith cable and recorded

01/11/17

Blog

Blog

20

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 10 mins @ 60 bpm, 10 mins @ 66 bpm

01/12/17

Blog

20

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 20 mins, 40 bpm; saying note names aloud

15

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 15 mins, 72 bpm

01/13/17

30

HLBM ex. 57 (F/X): 10 mins @ 40 bpm, 5 mins @ 50, 56, 63, 72 bpm

01/18/17

Blog

Got hit with a stomach bug on the 14th. Haven’t touched a bass since then. Bleh. :(

01/22/17

40

First day back after stomach bug. Its been 9 days w/o bass!

HLBM ex. 10-42 @ 80 bpm; Review to get back in and to break-in new GHS pressurewound strings. 30, 34, 35, 36 had mistakes.

01/23/17

30

HLBM ex. 10-40 @ 80 bpm

20

HLBM ex. 38-46 @ 80 bpm

20

HLBM ex. 47-51 @ 80 bpm; Experimented with octaves at ex. 47

01/24/17

Blog

30

HLBM ex. 46-48 @ 80 bpm; Experimented with 47 & 48

20

HLBM ex. 49-51 @ 80 bpm; Spoke ex. 51 notes aloud most of the time

20

HLBM ex. 52 @ 80 bpm; Easier this time around - lower tempo maybe?

01/25/17

Blog

30

HLBM ex. 49-55 @ 80 bpm; Focus on saying notes aloud for 51, 52, 55

15

HLBM ex. 55-56 @ 80 bpm; Focus on 56, bars 7-8, 11-13 (string switching)

15

25

HLBM ex. 56 @ 80 bpm, 5 mins; ex. 57 @ 80, 20 mins

01/26/17

15

HLBM ex. 57 @ 60 bpm

01/27/17

Blog

15

HLBM ex. 57 @ 60 bpm; Saying note names aloud

10

HLBM ex. 57 @ 60 bpm; Saying note names aloud

20

HLBM ex. 57 @ 66 bpm, 10 mins; Saying note names aloud

HLBM ex. 57 @ 72 bpm, 10 mins; Saying note names aloud

15

HLBM ex. 57 @ 72 bpm, 10 mins; Saying note names aloud

01/29/17

15

HLBM ex. 57; 5 mins each @ 60, 66 & 72 bpm

02/01/17

15

Natural minor and random finger exercises from Extreme Metal Bass.

Because I watched a 3-hour Cannibal Corpse documentary

Date

Sight

Reading

Ear

Training

Scales/

Theory

Song/

Jam

Other/Notes

Sight reading, Ear training, Scales/Theory, Song/Jam columns track total # of mins per session

Rows w/o a date are later sessions from previous dated row