The Brown’stone: Gettin’ Down on the Upbeats

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about upbeats. I’ll take you through a few exercises that will help to get you better acquainted with the more syncopated beats of the bar. If you can master the upbeats, you can master the groove.

So grab your bass, and let’s get started!

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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