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

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).

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The Brown’stone: Odd Time Signatures on Bass Made Easy

The Brown’stone: Odd Time Signatures on Bass Made Easy

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is talking about a subject he gets asked about quite a bit. He’s taking us through his approach to playing so-called “odd-time” signatures.

The Brown’stone: The ocaJ Exercise & Bass Lesson

The Brown’stone: The ocaJ Exercise & Bass Lesson

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown takes us through his favorite Jaco Pastorius exercise. But not only that, he shows us his version of the exercise, played in reverse.

The Brown’stone: The Only Arpeggio Exercise You Need

The Brown’stone: The Only Arpeggio Exercise You Need

This week in The Brown'stone, Rich Brown says, "This might be the simplest excercise I've ever given... but it'll probably keep busy for the rest of your life.” Check out this lesson Rich calls “The Only Arpeggio Exercise You Need”.

The Brown’stone: The Essential Key to Unlocking the 2-5-1 Chord Progression

The Brown’stone: The Essential Key to Unlocking the 2-5-1 Chord Progression

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown takes a look at a great way to practice when playing over the II-V-I chord progression. These tips and exercises open up the mind (and the fretboard).

The Brown’stone: The Most Beautiful Sequential Exercise

The Brown’stone: The Most Beautiful Sequential Exercise

This week in The Brown’stone, Rich Brown takes us through one of his favorite sequential patterns to play on major and minor scales. He loves this exercise because it’s so beautifully melodic and can easily be applied to any musical situation.

The Brown’stone: Play Great Fills and Solos Using Pentatonics

The Brown’stone: Play Great Fills and Solos Using Pentatonics

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is staying with the Pentatonic Scale. This lesson will get you grooving and playing great fills using the three Pentatonic shapes he discussed in the previous lesson.

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.

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.