“Music Theory for the Bass Player” page 6
(Saying note names up and down a string, using sharps, flats, doubles; say half steps, whole steps, thirds etc ) Do this at traffic lights, for example
Permutation exercises: download below
Ari’s “PORA” Technique
“Music Theory for the Bass Player” Notefinder exercise page 12 and 13
I am linking to my personal favorites below. Please make buying at your local music store your first choice, whenever possible.
Delay Pedal – using the hocket delay setting
Great for scales. Play the root (or fifth) in between each scale note
4+4 and 3+3+2 patternsare great to start
irealPro/Background tracks/Transcribe! Mac/ Transcribe Win (to transpose back ground tracks)/a buddy
Groove a bar/fill a bar. Great shape to start with: “Big Box/Little Box” for the minor pentatonic.
Here is a back ground track for a major diatonic cycle in the key of G: Diatonic Cycle in G major 1-4-7-3-6-2-5-1
Also check out Beautiful Practice in Major and Minor. (accompanying PDFs there)