Destroyed the fretboard of SCE bass today (eye ok!) in improvisation class.....the track the well-known blues head 'Straight No Chaser' by Thelonius Monk.
I felt more included and challenged this week... im no bass player but i was able to work out the patterns, scales and possible runs that i could be playing. Everything is in crotchets so as long as you know your scales your getting time to think to to the tempo we are playing at... however Simon the tutor quickly challenged us to soloing and thinking out the box on this and gave us examples of playing in syncopation, also other soloing ideas...
The good thing about today was watching everyone being challenged on this and learning from the recommendations they were being given and how they approached this..
There is no doubt about it.. my weakness is in my theory.. extra classes are being taken on this with the goal of grade 6 by the end of YR2.