The Brown’stone: Expression, Articulation, & Speed!

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about expression, articulation, and speed. I’m going to give you a couple of exercises that involve using hammer-ons and pull-offs. I’ll use the major scale and the pentatonic scales to demonstrate how to make your lines sound more expressive. And with time, you’ll be playing these patterns with clarity, speed, and accuracy.

I think you’re going to dig this one.

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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