The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome

Editor’s note: Please help us welcome our newest contributor, the talented Rich Brown! Rich is kicking off a new Bass Lesson series here on No Treble. Be sure to subscribe below to get his new lessons in your inbox.

In my very first lesson, I’ll be taking you through some fundamental exercises dealing with time and groove. We’ll start with the basics of playing with a metronome, and we’ll get into more challenging exercises based on the 16th note subdivision.

This is the metronome exercise you need in your life.

Rich Brown is a Canadian electric bassist, composer, educator, producer, and online radio broadcaster. He has recorded three albums as a leader and is featured on over 70 recordings covering a wide range of musical genres. Rich is also the host of his own weekly online radio show “New Origins” on, and has a YouTube channel called The Brown’stone dedicated to bass/music education. Check out his music on Bandcamp.

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  1. Michael

    Excited to see this lesson series kick off..great instructor and always produces lessons that can be applied instantly. Look forward to more to come

  2. Excellent video-brilliant.