The Brown’stone: Fonk! And the Power of “a”

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about FONK! That’s right, people. This lesson is an exercise in groovin’ and adding some ‘stank’ to your funk game. We’ll be isolating specific beats in the 16th note subdivision and using them to create simple bass lines bound to get the people dancing.

This one is going to be fun!

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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