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The Brown’stone: Gettin’ Down on the Upbeats

The Brown’stone: Gettin’ Down on the Upbeats

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!

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The Brown’stone: Improve Your Intonation On Fretless Bass

The Brown’stone: Improve Your Intonation On Fretless Bass

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.

The Brown’stone: Making The Pentatonic Scale Sing

The Brown’stone: Making The Pentatonic Scale Sing

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.

The Brown’stone: Beautifully Rhythmic & Melodic Major Scale Patterns

The Brown’stone: Beautifully Rhythmic & Melodic Major Scale Patterns

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.

The Brown’stone: How Well Do You Know Your Major Scales?

The Brown’stone: How Well Do You Know Your Major Scales?

This week in The Brown'stone on No Treble, Rich Brown takes an in-depth look at major scales and how to play them in ways you might not have considered before. This lesson could be a real eye-opener.

The Brown’stone: Playing The Blues Using Ghost Notes

The Brown’stone: Playing The Blues Using Ghost Notes

This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is taking the ghost notes concept he talked about in a previous lesson, applying it to The Blues.

The Brown’stone: Tips to Improve Your Bass Tone

The Brown’stone: Tips to Improve Your Bass Tone

One of the most frequently asked questions Rich Brown gets has to do with his tone. So this week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, he shows us how he gets his tone. To prove the point, he grabbed his cheap Squier bass to demonstrate.

The Brown’stone: An Introduction to Ghost Notes

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.

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

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.

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

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.

The Brown’stone: Developing A Great Practice Routine

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.

The Brown’stone: The Modes Made Simple on Bass

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.