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Bass teacher based in London

Hello, I am a professional bass player/tutor based in London. I teach Bass guitar for varying ages and abilities. I have preformed in "2012,2013,2014 ... read more > >

 

Nim Sadot

Do You Have A Practice Routine ?

 

    Very important lesson for beginners,Intermediates and advanced bass players - London bass lessons   If you live in London and you are looking for beginners,Intermediates or advanced bass lessons in London this is for you. I would like to discuss some very important points we musicians in all instruments and levels needs to deal with.     Lets start,   Do you have a practice routine ?     if we want to be the most effective when we practice we need to practice some of the same   stuff for weeks,months and even years, you should create your on practice routine and i can help you with that,   How do you practice ?       do you practice with a metronome,click,drum machine,backing track,with music or just by yourself?   It is very important to practice a long to metronome/click/drum machine, but it's just as important to practice a long to   a backing track, lets say you practice Ionian on Gmaj7, it's very important that you can hear the Gmaj7, that way you can hear how every thing you play fit to the chord and also after playing for a wile listening to Gmaj7 you will start to recognise the chord every time you hear it.   On what do you practice?     There is so much information out there that sometimes we feel confuse and we not sure what is more important, it is crucial to spend a lot of time on each of the basics,     The basics are the 7 modes,we need to practice each of the modes in all 12 keys, if you are advanced in your   knowledge/bass playing you should know all the 7 modes and the order + the chords,      The modes in the key of Cmaj7   C Ionian     (I)          Cmaj7    D Dorian     (II)         Dm7 E Phrygian   (III)        Em7b9 F Lydian     (IV)         Fmaj7#4 G Mixolydian (V)          G7 A Aeolian    (VI)         Am7b13 B Locrian    (VII)        Bm7b5b13   Things to practice,   The Scale 1 Octave,2 Octaves, From the lowest note to the highest note.   Patterns:      If you not sure what it means please check my Article "My scales concepts" @ http://www.londonbasslessons.com/#!articles 3 Note pattern     Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards. 4 Note pattern     Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.     5 Note pattern     Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   6 Note pattern     Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards. 7 Note pattern     Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   Intervals:   3rds              Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards. 4ths              Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards. 5ths              Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards. 6ths              Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards. 7ths              Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   octaves        Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   9ths              Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   10ths            Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.       Triads.          Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   Sept Chords.      Forward,Backwards,and one Forward one backwards or one back words one forwards.   Arpeggios:    Triads 1 Octave,Triads 2 octaves, From the lowest note to the highest note. Inversions.   Sept Chords 1 Octave,2 octaves, From the lowest note to the highest note. Inversions.   Arpeggios + tensions ( 1-3-5-7-9-11-13 for X7 chord)   where to start !!!   You should start with Ionian,  play the scale 1 octave for a minute or two,then play the two octaves for a few minutes, after we warmed up a bit we can play 3 note pattern forward,3 note pattern backwards,3 note pattern one forward and one backwards ect... make sure you are playing each of the exercises in rhythm,that you are playing right(left&right hand), are the notes consistent?   start slow and don't move to the next exercise until you master the first, don't rush, it should take a bit time, if you don't have to much time there is always tomorrow, it is way more effective to   stick to one exercise until you master it, then move to the next one and bring it to the same level as the first one,   each of this exercises is part of our practice routine,our goal is to run all of the exercise every day on one scale in one key, The day after the same scale half step up,move up half step every day for 12 days(12 Keys) and then move to the next scale(mode).   7 scale for 12 days each is 84 days of effectively improving in all aspects of our bass playing, rhythm,ear training, theory and Technique(speed and sound),     of course we have more scales/chords(arpeggios), Pentatonic scales,Diminished,half diminished,whole tone,harmonic minor + 7 more modes from the melodic minor (melodic minor.alterd,lydian b7 etc...), Sus4 chords,Augmented chords etc..       we also have more thing to add to our practice routine like , 2-5-1, soloing, writhing and reading, ear training,   subscribing,approaching notes,different bass bass techniques - slap,tap,pick playing,4 fingers etc...   Take it slow, in slow pisses , like baby steps, start with the first exercises and master it, after you got the first one in your daily practice routine you already accomplished one, only a few more to go :)) it means you in the right way on the right track and you can't fail.     all rights reserved,copyright - London Bass Lessons by Nim Sadot        

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