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Paul Relvas

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Instruments Taught: 4,5,6 string Fretted and Fretless Bass Guitar, Piccolo Bass

Levels Taught: Beginner/ Intermediate/ Advanced/ Professional Ages Taught: Everyone Welcome Day’s Taught: Friday Fees: $120/month for 4 half hour private lessons per month payable on the first lesson day of each month


Experience: 35 years playing and teaching Styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fusion, Latin, World Beat, R&B and Funk with an emphasis on music theory, improvisation, developing the ear and playing with others. I also teach some cutting edge techniques such as piccolo bass, alternate tunings, harmonics, double stops, multiple muting techniques, ghost notes, three finger techniques, slapping, tapping, looping, E-bow techniques and advanced fretless techniques.


To my students I emphasize the importance of tone production, memorizing and transposing tunes, transcribing, grooving, walking, soloing, intonation, listening, composition, and improvisation. I will also help you find and develop “Your” sound through choosing the right gear that fits you and your style of play.


Bio: Paul Relvas has been an active electric bassist throughout northern California since 1978. Paul has played with a variety of fine musicians in this area and abroad and plays a wide variety of styles and genres. I’m currently playing with the notable Sacramento based Latin jazz ensemble “Nagual”, "The Ice Age Jazztet", and multiple solo projects.