The Brown’stone: The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Using Triads & Inversions

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, I want to take another look at triads and inversions. In this lesson, I’m going to show you how you can use these three notes to play the II-V-I chord progression in a variety of different ways.

So grab your bass and follow along! It’s pretty amazing when you realize how much you can do with so little.

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. Big John

    Thanks No Treble for turning me on to Rich! His lessons are excellent, easy-to-follow, and fun. I like his teaching style very much and I’ve learned quite a bit in a short amount of time already.