The Brown’stone: New Pentatonic Shape – “The Ramp”

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, I’ve got a great shape for you to use that perfectly compliments the minor pentatonic scale. It’s a shape that I’m calling “The Ramp,” and it’s so simple, you’ll be adding this to your vocabulary in no time.

So grab your bass, and let’s get into this. You’re gonna dig it!

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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