Beautiful Practice in Minor
One of my personal favorites, it is so cool because
- it is a heck of a mental workout,
- as well as a wicked technique drill,
- and it sounds so great!
Let’s check out Beautiful Practice in Minor!! It sounds like Bach, yet it is “just” a very strategic exercise playing through diatonic triads!
I not only follow the strict rules of the diatonic cycle, I also submit myself to strict rules of my “pattern system” ( the book is in the works!!) – so I play it in all five positions on the bass (according to the pattern system), thereby nailing all possible options. I explain it all step by step and this PDF on Beautiful Practice in Major will help you out!
Hours of thought and preparation go into all my videos. Beautiful practice in particular took much thinking things through, – there is a lot that goes into this little exercise:
- diatonic chords in a minor context
- diatonic chords in the order of falling fifths (or ascending fourths, if you prefer)
- spread out voicings
- the pattern system – playing all over the neck
Please check out my course for a systematic, step by step way to learn how to do this. I will be with you every step of the way.
And by the way – looking for advice on how to do the Hocket delay? That video is here:
I play my Marleaux Consat Five String
Dean Markley SR 2000 strings
Fretwrap by Gruvgear (not in use on this one)
TC Electronic Delay Pedal
Sound by Wolf Wein (cool plug in, aye? It is all bass!)