Bass Groove Toolkit w/Chuck Ervin

Bass Groove Toolkit w/Chuck Ervin

Chuck Ervin

Thursday, May 10th - Saturday, June 9th

7:00 pm

$110 Early Bird before May 1st / $120 Regular

  • There will be no class session on 5/17/18.  A make-up class will be held 6/9/18.

Bass Groove Toolkit
We’ll focus on finding, deepening, and maintaining the bass groove, including timing, tone, and technique—on stage and in practice: greasy blues, danceable swing, and Latin songs that really sway. You’ll learn specific rhythmic elements that enhance the pulse in various musical styles, the best ways to practice with a metronome to bring out your “internal drummer,” left-hand shapes and visualization to find easy groove patterns, and right-hand techniques and exercises to build precision and power.

This class is open to all bassists, except for absolute beginners, on upright bass, electric or acoustic guitar bass, and ukulele bass. Feel free to contact the instructor at chuck.ervin@att.net
Chuck Ervin
Chuck Ervin
Bassist Chuck Ervin performs swing music with the Sylvia Herold Ensemble, folk music with Euphonia, classic country with the Mike Stadler & Mary Gibbons Band, jazz and pop with guitarist Chris Grampp, and is an in-demand bassist in the Bay Area’s vibrant jazz and acoustic-music scenes.

He has worked with many other Bay Area musicians, including Bobby Black, Joe Craven, Ed Johnson, Jinx Jones, Keith Little, Tony Marcus, Jim Nunally, Jeff Sanford, Julian Smedley, and Radim Zenkl. He has also performed as an actor and musician in numerous stage productions, including “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” at the Freight & Salvage.

He studied jazz bass with Glenn Richman, bassist for famed vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and teaches bass at the Freight & Salvage, at music camps, and at his Oakland studio.