In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora references a popular minor blues groove similar to the B.B. King classic, “The Thrill Is Gone,” and uses it as inspiration for a new groove.
Talking Technique is back! In this lesson, Ariane Cap goes into a variety of gems, from showing you a cool chromatic groove to how to count out a 7/8 as quarter notes.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is here to improve your groove with a great exercise that will challenge your ability to lock with the 16th-note subdivision. This exercise will also get you moving and grooving in no time.
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora shows how to play the E minor pentatonic scale across two octaves, both ascending and descending. Then, she adds a bit of rhythm to the scale to create a simple yet effective bass groove.
Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has been serialized on No Treble for the last eighteen months and is now available as a complete set.
In this new “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora breaks down the use of dead notes and why they’re such an effective method for adding funk to your bass grooves.
In this lesson, we’ll cover the topic of phrasing and using swing feel as an expressive tool. We’ll accomplish this by having a clear view of the rhythm feels and how to dial in more or less flexibility in the melodic phrasing.
This week in The Brown’stone, Rich Brown wants to ensure you’re playing as relaxed as possible. So in this lesson, he gives us a few tips to stay relaxed and ready to play at our best.
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora discuss how to improvise a simple groove with just two notes. By playing a note multiple times, adding in dead notes, or creating a “note sandwich,” we can start simple and slowly add in the funk.
This week in The Brown’stone, Rich Brown has a great shape for you to use that perfectly compliments the minor pentatonic scale. It’s a shape that he calls “The Ramp.” It’s so simple, you’ll be adding this to your vocabulary in no time.
In this Keep It Groovy lesson, Ryan Madora covers how to create a simple bass line using minor triads. Taking inspiration from the drum groove, we can find a rhythm that works, apply the arpeggio, and create a simple yet effective groove!
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about the swung 16th-note subdivision. Rich Brown breaks this subdivision down and shows you an exercise that is sure to get you deeper into the groove.