The Brown’stone: Playing Changes Using The Modes (Part 1)

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, I’ll show you a great way to play through changes in one position on the fretboard. This lesson will definitely help with soloing, walking basslines, or coming up with your own original basslines.

So grab your bass, and let’s go through these patterns together. You’ll be glad you did.

(If you haven’t seen this lesson I posted a while ago, it goes through all the modes.)

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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