Chuck Archard
35+ years experience in Jazz, Rock, Music Business, Music of the Caribbean and Brazil.

Chuck Archard has been playing the electric bass guitar since the early 1970s. He holds BME and MM degrees from Morehead State University and is currently an Artist in Residence at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Chuck teaches numerous classes at Rollins College including, History of Jazz, History of Rock, Music Business, Music of the Caribbean and Brazil and Improvisation. He also directs the Jazz Ensemble and teaches private lessons.

Chuck is an accomplished bassist, composer and educator. He is a member of ASCAP and a primary composer for the Power House Music Library (mymusicsource.com) His original works have been played on all of the major television networks as well as HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and thirty international markets. His music has been used in numerous motion pictures including, Career Girls, Substance Of Fire and Santa, Jr.

He is the author of two of the best selling bass instruction books, Building Bass Lines and No Brainer Bass published by Alfred, Inc. and has had two articles published in Bass Player Magazine. January 2006 Interview with bassist Don Payne (Ornette Coleman, Tony Bennett), April 2007 Interview with bassist Linley Marthe (Joe Zawinul).

Chuck is the composer of two major works written for Jazz Legends, Peter Erskine, Joe Morello and Danny Gottlieb, commissioned by the Percussive Arts Society.

Chuck is the co-owner/composer of World Time Music, a company specializing in jazz/world music. World Time Music is distributed exclusively by Hal Leonard, Inc.

He has performed and recorded with many artists including, Isaac Hayes, Larry Coryell Peter Erskine, Danny Gottlieb, Mike Wofford, Holly Hoffman, Al Vizzuti, Romero Lubambo, Helio Alves and Gene Bertoncini and has performed on network and international television shows and numerous Jazz Festivals.

Chuck is an in demand studio musician playing on more than one hundred CDs, national television commercials and is the bassist for Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard educational publications.

Currently, Chuck is working with legendary bassist/composer Stanley Clarke. He is transcribing all of Stanley's compositions for future publication. He has also recently started a recording company titled Modified Cha Cha, with his business partner Jerome Cruitt. Modified Cha Cha released their first recording, Full Circle featuring legendary New Orleans drummer Allyn Robinson in October 2011.

Chuck is a LaBella String endorsed artist and uses Lyrical Lumber and Godin basses exclusively.

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Bass lessons by Chuck Archard

Beginners Series by Chuck

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Tuning the Bass Guitar

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Major Scales and Triads

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Random Exercises

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Minor Triads

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Basic Exercises

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Tuning and Basic Exercises

Tuning the Bass Guitar

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Random Exercises

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Basic Exercises

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Beginners Bass Lessons

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Intermediate Series by Chuck

Diatonic Harmony

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Power of the Bass

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Blues Lessons

Blues Basics and Patterns

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Straight vs Shuffle

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Minor Blues

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Blues Lessons

Blues Basics and Patterns

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Minor Blues

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Jazz Lessons

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I-VI-II-V Turnarounds

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Blues Bass Lessons

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Jazz Bass Lessons

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