Easy Bass Solos w/Chuck Ervin

Easy Bass Solos w/Chuck Ervin

Chuck Ervin

Thursday, September 13th - Thursday, October 18th

8:30 pm

$130 Early Bird before Sept 4th / $140 Regular

Easy Bass Solos
Do you break into a sweat in a jam when someone shouts “Bass solo!” and everyone suddenly stops playing and stares at you? In this class, you’ll learn to improvise a solo using a simple but powerful combination of chord tones and rhythm. This method works for blues, bluegrass, country, folk, swing, and jazz.

Some knowledge of arpeggios will be helpful to you but is not a prerequisite. All bass instruments are welcome: upright, bass guitar, electric bass, and ukulele basses. Bring a small amp if you need one. Feel free to contact the instructor at chuck.ervin@att.net with any questions.
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.