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Rich Brown

Rich Brown

Bass Lessons

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 has played, toured, and recorded with some of the most distinguished musicians on the planet including James Blood Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Steve Coleman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Angelique Kidjo, David Clayton Thomas (Blood, Sweat, & Tears), Jane Siberry, Kim Mitchell, Vijay Iyer, and Kurt Elling to name just a few. He also leads his own groups — rinsethealgorithm, and The Abeng — and was nominated for a Juno Award in the category of “Jazz Album of the Year: Solo” for his 2016 album Abeng. Rich is also the host of his own weekly online radio show “New Origins” on JazzCast.ca, and has started a YouTube channel called The Brown’stone dedicated to bass/music education. Check out his music on Bandcamp.

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The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1
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The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1

Rich Brown is kicking off a new series in his “Brown’stone” lessons, focusing on triads. In this one, Rich shares the different ways to approach the major and minor triads with some straightforward but beautiful exercises.

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 4
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The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 4

Rich Brown is very excited about this lesson - the last one in his “Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome” series. In this one, Rich builds on the past lessons to show you how you can develop your own cool, grooving bass lines.

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 3
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The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 3

In this third installment of his Metronome Study Series, Rich Brown covers three-note rhythmic phrases through the 16th note subdivision. This lesson is a fun one!

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 2
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The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome – Part 2

Rich Brown is back with the second installment in his “Brown’stone” lesson series. In this lesson, Rich expands on the Metronome Study Series, taking two-note phrases through the 16th note subdivision in a very simple (but very hip) way.

The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome
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The Brown’stone: The Fundamentals of Time & The Metronome

In my very first lesson, I’ll be taking you through some fundamental exercises dealing with time and groove. We’ll start with the basics of playing with a metronome, and we’ll get into more challenging exercises based on the 16th note subdivision.