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Keep It Groovy: Adding Grace Notes To Your Funky Blues
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: Adding Grace Notes To Your Funky Blues

In this episode of “Keep It Groovy,” Ryan Madora features a funky bass line over a 12-bar blues progression. She uses the blues box pattern but adds a few grace notes for maximum funk.

Bass & Creativity: Beat Phrasing & Time Elasticity
Bass & Creativity

Bass & Creativity: Beat Phrasing & Time Elasticity

By playing behind or in front of the beat, we’ll experiment with laid out or edgy time feels on a constant tempo. We’ll see how it affects tension and release of the chord changes, how the body expresses it, and how it helps build rhythmic awareness and agility in a band setting.

The Brown’stone: An Introduction to Ghost Notes
The Brown’stone

The Brown’stone: An Introduction to Ghost Notes

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is talking about a subject he’s asked about frequently. Today, we’re talking about ghost notes - and how to improve your groove.

Keep It Groovy: How To Create a Groove Using The E Minor Pentatonic Scale
Keep It Groovy

Keep It Groovy: How To Create a Groove Using The E Minor Pentatonic Scale

In this episode of “Keep It Groovy,” Ryan Madora shows us how to build a groove using the e minor pentatonic scale as our groove prompt. It can be extremely helpful to give yourself a starting point, both rhythmically and harmonically.

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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.

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”.