PHRASE SHIFTING (16 bass lines... without changing a note?)

Published September 15, 2018 in Bass Lines & Grooves

In this lesson you're going to learn a simple exercise that may be one of the best groove exercises you'll ever be shown. Period.

Here's why this exercise is so cool (and effective!)...

  1. It's easy to get going with this exercise (beginners, intermediates, advanced... you're all covered)
  2. You can use it for any style of music
  3. You can take one bass line... and create 15 more bass lines from it (without changing any of the notes)
  4. It will help you strengthen your internal time feel and pocket
  5. And heaps more

Oh... and I'm not teaching you in this lesson...

This one's coming from one of the baddest bass men on the planet... the one and only Rich Brown.

In fact, this lesson was taken directly from Rich's course 'Advancing the Groove' from our course library. If you dig the lesson and want to go further, grab your 14 day free trial and I'll catch you in the inside.


Lesson Summary:

  • In this lesson Rich Brown is going to change the way you think about creating basslines… forever!
  • We’re going to be using the first 4 notes of the G Minor pentatonic scale.
  • This killer exercise is all about maintaining the integrity of the line as you move it through the bar.
  • Learn how to create an entirely new bassline while playing the exact same phrase!


Key Quotes:

“If you’re playing the same kinds of grooves and basslines whenever you pick up the bass then you have to watch this lesson!“

“Rich Brown is going to teach you a formula that will revitalize your bass playing. It’s just so good!”

‘The purpose of the exercise is to understand how the characteristics of a bassline change as you move it through the bar.“


If you enjoy this lesson, you'll really dig these courses:

1. From Gospel to R&B - A Behind the Player Profile with Andrew Gouche
2. Rhythmic Illusions for the Rhythm Section with Gavin Harrison
3. A Masterclass in Time and Groove Development
4. The Groove Formula


As always, see you in the shed...

Scott :)

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