Mastering the Modes for the Improvising Bass Player with Rich Brown

In this course, Rich Brown and the SBL team keep on in their efforts to stretch your abilities to the full. You’re going to learn what modes are, how they look on the fretboard and how you can use them in your own bass playing.

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In this course, Rich Brown and the SBL team keep on in their efforts to stretch your abilities to the full. You’re going to learn what modes are, how they look on the fretboard and how you can use them in your own bass playing.

Hailing from Toronto, Rich Brown is one of those exceptional bass players that dumbfound their audiences by pushing the instrument to its limits, and sometimes beyond. But equally impressive is his melodic appreciation, encapsulated in his beautifully crafted basslines. In this course, Rich looks at the different ways to construct each mode while highlighting the differences between them. You’re going to learn how the modes work, how to play them from the same root note and how to apply them in a musical context. Modal theory is a topic that’s often surrounded by confusion, with even more advanced bassists often struggling to get to grips with how they work. It’s time to unravel the mystery!

In This Course You’re Going to Learn:

  • How, why and when you should be applying the modes.
  • How to map your modes over the ENTIRE fingerboard using easy fingering patterns.
  • Specific etudes and exercises to help you embed the sound of each mode within your ear.
  • How to mix your harmonies over static chord progressions to create new and exciting bass and solo lines.
  • How to apply the modes over the common II V I chord progression by focusing on one shared root note (this technique is AWESOME!)
  • And much, much more...