We’re all about that bass, and Ryan Madora’s latest “Keep It Groovy” breaks down the song in this lesson. Not only is this a fun tune to play, but it outlines a classic chord progression, the “ii-V-I.”
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown talks about upbeats. If you can master the upbeats, you can master the groove. So grab your bass, and let’s get started!
In this bass lesson, Ryan Madora keeps it groovy with a fast-paced shuffle pattern that takes advantage of the “blues box.”
In this new “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson, Ryan Madora covers a quick and easy bass line to add to your repertoire – Steve Miller Band’s classic tune, “The Joker.” This line perfectly outlines a 1-4-5 chord progression in the context of a rock song.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown talks a bit about fretless bass and tuning. Here’s a great exercise to help you if you’re struggling with tuning and intonation.
Here’s Part 2 of Ryan Madora’s “Blues Endings” bass lesson series. Here are a few more options that you can use when listening to, learning, or jamming a blues.
The Brown’stone is back, friends and neighbors! And this week, Rich Brown shares a great lesson all about making the most of your pentatonic scales.
Ryan Madora kicks off a new two-part “Keep It Groovy” lesson series today, focusing on a handful of common blues endings to help you tie up the loose ends and land on the one with the rest of the band.
Today we’re keeping it groovy by learning the classic funk bass line to LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade.” Ryan Madora walks us through a simple part that perfectly outlines the harmony and creates a particularly memorable and easy-to-play bass line.
Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has, at last, reached its final chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on the eight minutes and twenty-five seconds album closer “Magnum Opus”.
In this new “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora takes a look at a fast, funky blues with the Albert Collins tune, “Honey, Hush.” It’s a fun groove to add to your arsenal for any time you’re called upon to play a fast, funky blues.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown has a great scale exercise to help you with melody and rhythmic phrasing. This exercise is based on a simple concept that can be applied to any scale.