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

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.

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Bass & Creativity: From Improvisation to Composition
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: From Improvisation to Composition

In this lesson, Olivier Babaz discusses some key elements on how to structure an improvisation in order to transform it into a full-grown composition.

Talking Technique: The Most Important Technique Exercise of All
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: The Most Important Technique Exercise of All

It’s fun to talk technique using song samples, blistering licks, and double stops. This episode of Talking Technique is dedicated to a less flashy but incredibly important topic.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5
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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fifth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Opus Insert”.

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

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
The Brown’stone

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.

Talking Technique: Triads Versus Four-Note Chords
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: Triads Versus Four-Note Chords

Triads versus four-note chords – which are harder? Your gut reaction to that question may be that four-note-chords are harder. Ari tackles this topic in this bass lesson.

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

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.

Bass & Creativity: Suspended Chords & Modes, Part 1
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Suspended Chords & Modes, Part 1

In this “Bass & Creativity” lesson, Olivier Babaz focuses on the beautiful colors made through suspended voicings. He walks through the basics of sus4 & sus2 chords and their most common use.

Bass Transcription & Interview: Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”
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Bass Transcription & Interview: Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”

Tim Fletcher is back with a new bass transcription, and this one also includes an interview and analysis. Check out the transcription (and the story behind it) on Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 4
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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 4

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fourth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Miracles Out Of Nowhere”.

Bass & Creativity: Alternate Lydian Modes
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Alternate Lydian Modes

For this lesson, we'll be looking into some alternate Lydian colors. We will take a look at the colors and applications of the Augmented Lydian and Dominant Lydian, both as full modes and as temporary colors integrated within more usual chord sequences.