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The Brown’stone: The Mother of All Pentatonic Exercises

The Brown’stone: The Mother of All Pentatonic Exercises

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shares the mother of all pentatonic exercises. This one is going to be a workout, but it’ll be well worth it.

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The Brown’stone: Fonk! And the Power of “a”

The Brown’stone: Fonk! And the Power of “a”

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is talking about FONK! That’s right, people. This lesson is an exercise in groovin’ and adding some ‘stank’ to your funk game.

The Brown’stone: How To Learn Major & Minor Scale Sequences Using Numbers

The Brown’stone: How To Learn Major & Minor Scale Sequences Using Numbers

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shows us some of his favorite sequential patterns on major and minor scales. He also teaches us what has always been the best way to learn and internalize these patterns for himself.

The Brown’stone: Sequential Scale Patterns – Part 1: The Power of Three

The Brown’stone: Sequential Scale Patterns – Part 1: The Power of Three

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about Sequential Scale Patterns. There are so many of these crazy patterns to keep us busy. Rich takes us through two of his favorites.

The Brown’stone: Strengthen Your Left Hand Technique

The Brown’stone: Strengthen Your Left Hand Technique

This week in The Brown'stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is focusing specifically on left-hand technique. He walks you through a couple of great exercises that will help to strengthen the individual fingers of the left hand.

The Brown’stone: Expression, Articulation, & Speed!

The Brown’stone: Expression, Articulation, & Speed!

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, we’re talking about expression, articulation, and speed. Rich Brown gives us a couple of exercises that involve using hammer-ons and pull-offs.

The Brown’stone: Pentatonic Scale Patterns That Will Open Up Your Fretboard

The Brown’stone: Pentatonic Scale Patterns That Will Open Up Your Fretboard

Rich Brown’s students call this bass lesson a game-changer. This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich takes a look at some Pentatonic sequential patterns that not only sound great but will also open up your fretboard in a colossal way.

The Brown’stone: The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Using Triads & Inversions

The Brown’stone: The 2-5-1 Chord Progression Using Triads & Inversions

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown wants to take another look at triads and inversions. In this lesson, he shows how you can use these three notes to play the II-V-I chord progression in a variety of different ways.

The Brown’stone: Unlock Your Fretboard Using Pentatonics

The Brown’stone: Unlock Your Fretboard Using Pentatonics

In this lesson, Rich Brown takes an in-depth look at the Pentatonic scale. We’ll get familiar with the different Pentatonic shapes created on the fretboard and how you can open up the entire fretboard using these simple shapes.

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 3

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 3

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown’s study of triads continues, taking the lessons learned in our last one to create beautiful chords on bass (and use those same shapes to play bass lines).

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 2

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Rich Brown continues the study of triads and inversions. You’ll be sure to gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful melodicism found within these three little notes.

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1

The Beauty in the BASSics: Triads – Part 1

Rich Brown is kicking off a new series in his “Brown’stone” lessons, focusing on triads. In this one, Rich shares the different ways to approach the major and minor triads with some straightforward but beautiful exercises.