|Topic||Start Time||End Time||Notes|
|warm-up||23:05||23:11||h=35 16th notes|
|scales||23:11||23:19||h=40 16ths thirds|
|repertoire||23:19||23:50||more than words|
To practice this time, I set the metronome to half note values so I could use it as a back beat. This is a common practice technique to improve timing in jazz studies.
I tested a bunch of scales top-down at random for thirds patterns. Overall, they are getting better now, but the sticky spots are always on 6th string.
I listened to “More Than Words” a couple times to get a better idea of where I could find the chord shapes I would need to play the song. I also started creating a lead sheet for the song, but I ran into some problems with Lilypond, and ended up staying up till about 2:30 trying to solve some layout problems. It would be nice if there was a decent text-based alternative to Lilypond, but I don’t know of one at the moment.