Melodies, Forms, and Solo Ideas for the Bassist



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Technical applications for learning melodies, forms, and solo ideas | Shannon Hoover

Dig into strategies and sound techniques for performing melodies with confidence, mastering the form and discovering creative approaches to soloing.

This course is recommended for bassists of ALL levels.

Online Summer Jazz CampTUESDAY, JUNE 29


Shannon Hoover, from Greenville SC, plays electric and acoustic bass, piano, and brass. A graduate of Anderson University(SC) in 2004, Shannon has a B.A. in Double Bass Performance(minors in piano and education) and is currently a freelance performer, composer, private instructor, clinician, and music director / co-founder of a jazz nonprofit group called The Greenville Jazz Collective. He teaches private bass lessons at Watson-Wood Music in Greenville, SC. He has taught music for over 20 years to students of all ages and levels, including an adjunct position at the university level for 10 years.

Shannon plays many styles, focusing on jazz, classical, and world music. Keeping a busy performance schedule in Charlotte NC, Greenville SC, Atlanta, GA, and Asheville NC, he plays regularly with several projects such as The Hipbones, Lovell Bradford Trio, Clay Ross Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Jeff Sipe Trio, and his own groups, the Shannon Hoover Trio, Jaco Pastorius Tribute and Sharon Jones Tribute Band. Recently, Shannon has recently had the opportunity to play with Victor Wooten, Glenn Miller Ochestra, Branford Marsalis, Harry Kim, Ike Stubblefield, Vincent Gardner, Lizz Wright, Jiggs Whigham, John Ellis, Kobie Watkins, Ron McCurdy, Col. Bruce Hampton, Craig Wagner, Adam Nitti, Justin Stanton, Bob Moses, Ranky Tanky, Chris Vadala, Terreon Gully, Geoff Achison, Buzz Amato, Jeff Sipe, Derek Trucks, Mondre Moffett, Edwin McCain, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Pharez Whitted, Dionne Warwick, Yonrico Scott, Bill Evans, Kofi Burbridge, Chris Bullock, Scotty Anderson, Walter Blanding, Jr., Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Jason Marsalis, Mondre Moffett and the late great Clarence Clemons.

Shannon released a CD entitled “Follow Me” in October 2012, featuring original compositions. He has been busy the last few years building a foundation for jazz in Greenville, SC. Shannon is music director of a newly formed non- profit organization, the Greenville Jazz Collective, which he co-founded in 2012. The group promotes jazz awareness and education in the Greenville area, reaching out to local schools and the public with concerts, camps, and clinics.

Shannon has been working on several new projects, including Sharon Jones Tribute Band and Jaco Pastorius Tribute, along with a second studio album of original compositions, a solo electric bass album, and a bass method book. He is also planning new ensembles, festivals, and concert series with the Greenville Jazz Collective.