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The Brown’stone: Play Great Fills and Solos Using Pentatonics
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Play Great Fills and Solos Using Pentatonics

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is staying with the Pentatonic Scale. This lesson will get you grooving and playing great fills using the three Pentatonic shapes he discussed in the previous lesson.

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Keep It Groovy: Tips For Buying A Bass
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Tips For Buying A Bass

In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora offers suggestions on buying a bass. Purchasing an instrument can be stressful, but you can take some of the pressure off with these tips.

Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone”
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone”

Tim Fletcher took on John Paul Jones’ bass line on Dusty Springfield’s “Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone” for his latest bass transcription. Check out his excellent take on the history of the tune, as well as his transcription and analysis.

The Brown’stone: The Mother of All Pentatonic Exercises
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Mother of All Pentatonic Exercises

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shares the mother of all pentatonic exercises. This one is going to be a workout, but it’ll be well worth it.

Keep It Groovy: Beginner Improvisation For Bass Players – Location Jumping
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Beginner Improvisation For Bass Players – Location Jumping

In today’s “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora focuses on an important element of improvisation: location jumping. The goal is to build a bass theme and identify other locations on the fretboard where we can easily play it.

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: Build Your Bass Groove – Using Octaves And Palm Muting
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Build Your Bass Groove – Using Octaves And Palm Muting

In this “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson, and this time around, Ryan Madora is focusing on building your bass groove through the use of octaves and palm muting.

Tapping Grooves: Vol. 1 Transcription and Lesson for 4-String Bass
Tapping Technique

Tapping Grooves: Vol. 1 Transcription and Lesson for 4-String Bass

For those of you who are interested in learning the tapping technique, Josh Cohen is sharing a transcription and lesson video from his new book, “Tapping Grooves: Vol. 1”.

The Brown’stone: How To Learn Major & Minor Scale Sequences Using Numbers
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: How To Learn Major & Minor Scale Sequences Using Numbers

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shows us some of his favorite sequential patterns on major and minor scales. He also teaches us what has always been the best way to learn and internalize these patterns for himself.

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.

The Brown’stone: Sequential Scale Patterns – Part 1: The Power of Three
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Sequential Scale Patterns – Part 1: The Power of Three

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about Sequential Scale Patterns. There are so many of these crazy patterns to keep us busy. Rich takes us through two of his favorites.