Easy Bass Part 2 w/Chuck Ervin

Easy Bass Part 2 w/Chuck Ervin

Chuck Ervin

Thursday, November 8th - Thursday, December 20th

7:00 pm

$130 Early Bird before October 30th/ $140 Regular

  • There will be no class held November 22nd.  A make-up class will be held December 20th.

Easy Bass Part 2
This class is designed for students who have successfully completed Easy Bass or its equivalent. If you can play root-fifth technique in a few keys and can add occasional runs, this class is for you. You’ll learn slightly more challenging songs in a range of keys drawn from several styles: bluegrass, country, folk, pop, and blues. You’ll learn more bass runs, expand your theory knowledge, improve your ear training, tighten your technique, and be ready to play more comfortably with other musicians. This class is open to upright, guitar-style, and ukulele-style bassists, so we’ll cover right- and left-hand technique on all of them.

Is this class right for you? Feel free to contact the instructor at chuck.ervin@att.net. No bass? No problem! Contact the instructor for leads on renting or purchasing an instrument.
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.