Week 18. Summary

This week was all about scales and ways of practicing them. There’s not much to say, I’ll better just show the results.

Ear training is much better, I’m not struggling with Minor 3rds anymore, now the issue is with 6ths, 7ths and 9ths. Need to come up with some examples I’m used to, because I’m not familiar with the PDF ones.

The next week I’ll work on dexterity for these scales and patterns. It might be quite confusing in the beginning but hopefully I’ll manage to fulfill my goals.

Anyway, here’s the video.

The goals for this week were:

  • [Done] Mixolydian scales as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • [Done] Major scales with root on the A string as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • [Done] Major pentatonic scales as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • [Done] Minor pentatonic scales as 8th notes at 150 bpm
  • [Done] Major scales with root on the E string in 3rds as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • [Done] Major pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 3rds as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • [Done] Minor pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 3rds as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • [Done] Major scales with root on the E string in 4 note pattern as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • [Done] Major pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 4 note pattern as 8th notes at 70 bpm
  • [Done] Minor pentatonic scales with root on the E string in 4 note pattern as 8th notes at 70 bpm

My goals for the next week:

  • Mixolydian scales as 16th notes at 90 bpm
  • Major scales (A string) as 16th notes at 90 bpm
  • Major scales in 3rds as 16th notes at 75 bpm
  • Major scales in 4 note pattern as 16th notes at 75 bpm
  • Major pentatonic scales as 16th notes at 90 bpm
  • Major pentatonic scales in 3rds as 16th notes at 75 bpm
  • Major pentatonic scales in 4 note pattern as 16th notes at 75 bpm
  • Minor pentatonic scales as 16th notes at 90 bpm
  • Minor pentatonic scales in 3rds as 16th notes at 75 bpm
  • Minor pentatonic scales in 4 note pattern as 16th notes at 75 bpm

Practice time

Day 120 – 61 min
Day 121 – 54 min
Day 122 – 45 min
Day 123 – 45 min
Day 124 – 45 min
Day 125 – 45 min
Day 126 – 35 min
Total – 5 h 30 min

Scales

Scales – A mixolydian – 16th notes @ 80 bpm
Scales – D major (A string) – 16th notes @ 80 bpm

Scales – A major in 3rds – 8th notes @ 80 bpm
Scales – A major in 4 note pattern – 8th notes @ 80 bpm

Scales – A major pentatonic – 16th notes @ 80 bpm
Scales – A major pentatonic in 3rds – 8th notes @ 80 bpm
Scales – A major pentatonic in 4 note pattern – 8th notes @ 80 bpm

Scales – A minor pentatonic – 16th notes @ 80 bpm
Scales – A minor pentatonic in 3rds – 8th notes @ 80 bpm
Scales – A minor pentatonic in 4 note pattern – 8th notes @ 80 bpm

Ear training

Intervals – 7-13 intervals – 269 of 300 – 89.67%
Minor 2nd, Major 2nd, Minor 3rd, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th, Tritone, Perfect 5th, Minor 6th, Major 6th, Minor 7th, Major 7th, Octave, Minor 9th

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