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The Brown’stone: Modes, Triads, & the 2-5-1 (Part 2)
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Modes, Triads, & the 2-5-1 (Part 2)

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shares a fantastic exercise that will help you play almost any progression anywhere on the fretboard.

Keep It Groovy: Learn How to Play Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Learn How to Play Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”

In her new “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora digs into the iconic bass line on Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” If you have any aspiration to play in a bar, wedding, or corporate band, this is definitely a bass line that you need to know.

The Brown’stone: Playing Changes Using The Modes (Part 1)
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Playing Changes Using The Modes (Part 1)

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shows us a great way to play through changes in one position on the fretboard. This lesson will definitely help with soloing, walking basslines, or coming up with your own original basslines.

Keep It Groovy: That Classic R&B Tone With Palm Muting!
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: That Classic R&B Tone With Palm Muting!

In this week’s “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora gives us the low down on palm muting. Ryan focuses on Duck Dunn’s intro to the Otis Redding classic, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” as a guide.

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Bass & Creativity: Ghosts & Voicings
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Ghosts & Voicings

In this new “Bass & Creativity” lesson, Olivier Babaz talks about how improvisation is a great tool to practice and expand the use of new musical techniques or ideas. He covers two ideas: ghost notes and modulation with voicings.

The Brown’stone: Developing A Great Practice Routine
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: Developing A Great Practice Routine

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown answers one of the most common questions he gets asked on a very regular basis. This week he’s talking about developing an effective and productive practice routine.

Keep It Groovy: Basic Tips For Improvising A Bass Line While Jamming Or Recording
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Basic Tips For Improvising A Bass Line While Jamming Or Recording

Ryan Madora’s latest “Keep It Groovy” lesson is all about finding a simple yet effective part to accompany a song. Here are some basic tips for improvising a bass line. Always let the chord progression be your guide and keep it groovy!

Bass Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’ “Jam In E”
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’ “Jam In E”

Today, Alex Lofoco is paying homage to the legendary Jaco Pastorius and the “Modern Electric Bass” educational video. Check out Alex’s transcription and analysis of Jaco’s “Jam In E”.

The Brown’stone: The Modes Made Simple on Bass
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Modes Made Simple on Bass

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown talks about one of his favorite subjects. It’s the one thing he gets asked a lot: THE MODES. This lesson breaks them down in a way that will eliminate all confusion.

Keep It Groovy: Learn To Play The Bass Line To “Ball Of Confusion” By The Temptations
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Learn To Play The Bass Line To “Ball Of Confusion” By The Temptations

If there’s one thing we know about Motown, it’s that the grooves are deep and bass legends like James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt have given us some incredible lines to learn from. Ryan Madora runs through “Ball Of Confusion” by The Temptations in this new “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson.

The Brown’stone: The Funkiest Note in the World!
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: The Funkiest Note in the World!

To start off this new Brown’stone lesson, Rich Brown says "We're not messing around today." Why? Because he's showing us the funkiest note in the world (and how to use it in your lines).

Keep It Groovy: Improvising Over The I-V-vi-IV Chord Progression
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Improvising Over The I-V-vi-IV Chord Progression

Here’s a fun lesson on improvising over an extremely common chord progression, the “I-V-vi-IV”! We’ll be working in the key of A and I’ll break down the process of moving from chord to chord, connecting notes within the arpeggio, and creating your own bass line.