Practice Log for Wednesday, 9 May 2018

I practiced some scales in thirds and looked at “Under the Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers May 9, 2018 music
Topic Start Time End Time Notes
parallel 3rds 16:11 16:43 q=72, 8,16,8triplets
repertoire 23:42 23:57 under the bridge

I follow the sequence of thirds patterns that Adam Neely outlines in his video 5-hour major scale practice routine, across the entire fretboard. The scale degree sequence is as follows:

  • up (1-3)
  • down (3-1)
  • up then down (1-3-4-2…)
  • down then up (3-1-2-4…)

The patterns are moved by one scale degree bottom to top and back again.

Parallel Thirds

Overall, the tempo is pretty easy at 8th notes, but some less familiar scales still have issues (F#). Good warm-up, but some attacks are still not very clean. They need to get better.


Looked at “Under the Bridge”, and there’s a lot in Frusciante’s playing that I’m not at yet. However, I’ve got the chords down for most of the song.

Intro: D F#

Verse: E B C#m A | E B C#m G#m A ✕ 2

Chorus: F#m E B F#m

Outro: ?

Next Time

I still have to figure out the chords for the final section of the song. I’d like to do more sight reading. I think it’s a good skill to practice. I’ll try and practice in the morning, too, because there are too many distractions from my parents in the evening. All the time before about 4:30 is mine.

Randy Josleyn teacher-linguist-guitarist wannabe