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Bass & Creativity: Melodic Development
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Melodic Development

Olivier Babaz is back with another “Bass & Creativity” lesson, and this time, he’s sharing a boot camp on melodic development with three concepts. Utilizing these tools, you’ll be able to come up with tons of ideas to explore.

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

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

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is talking about FONK! That’s right, people. This lesson is an exercise in groovin’ and adding some ‘stank’ to your funk game.

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Cissy Strut”
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Cissy Strut”

Ryan Madora’s newest “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson is here, and she’s featuring one of the all-time grooviest of bass lines: “Cissy Strut” by The Meters and George Porter, Jr.

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: How To Play The Bass Line To “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”

Ryan Madora has a new bass lesson series on No Treble. “Keep It Groovy” kicks off with a lesson on how to play James Jamerson’s bass line on The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”.

The Brown’stone: Pentatonic Scale Patterns That Will Open Up Your Fretboard
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Pentatonic Scale Patterns That Will Open Up Your Fretboard

Rich Brown’s students call this bass lesson a game-changer. This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich takes a look at some Pentatonic sequential patterns that not only sound great but will also open up your fretboard in a colossal way.

The Brown’stone: The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Using Triads & Inversions
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Using Triads & Inversions

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown wants to take another look at triads and inversions. In this lesson, he shows how you can use these three notes to play the II-V-I chord progression in a variety of different ways.

Bass & Creativity: Building a Story
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Building a Story

The best way to engage listeners is to craft a story with your music. In this “Bass & Creativity” lesson, Olivier Babaz takes a look at ideas and methods to build a story through your improvised solos and compositions.

The Brown’stone: Unlock Your Fretboard Using Pentatonics
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Unlock Your Fretboard Using Pentatonics

In this lesson, Rich Brown takes an in-depth look at the Pentatonic scale. We’ll get familiar with the different Pentatonic shapes created on the fretboard and how you can open up the entire fretboard using these simple shapes.

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 3
The Brown’stone

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 3

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown’s study of triads continues, taking the lessons learned in our last one to create beautiful chords on bass (and use those same shapes to play bass lines).

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 2
The Brown’stone

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Rich Brown continues the study of triads and inversions. You’ll be sure to gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful melodicism found within these three little notes.

Bass & Creativity: Spicing Up the Chords
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Spicing Up the Chords

Today we will explore simple ways to discretely modify the harmony while maintaining the bass movement. Once again, experimenting with the piano will help underline those modifications, but we will also cover ways to express it on the bass.

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1
The Brown’stone

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.