Carlo Chirio


I have been playing and studying electric bass for over 20 years. I teach since 2005 and consider myself a researcher of sounds, groove, technique, rhythm and harmony. I think every teacher should always try to grow musically, to learn new things, be curious, to listen and learn from their students. Since I started playing I always studied (rock, funk, jazz, metal) with many teachers, following seminars and analyzed dozens of bass methods and musician's biographies for better understand the artist and his work. Graduated in Jazz at the Conservatory, I started from scratch and followed a classical path (double bass), to "see how it works", to hear all opinions, taking the good they could gave me. All this work let me have an idea of what I want to teach and what I think should not be taught as well. I also follow different internet courses and teachers trying to learn/process new things and making them mine. This helped me to write my eBooks, the result of many listens, transcriptions, testing and reworking. Since the first year that I picked up a bass guitar I've been performing live and I realised that: It's important to apply what is studied in what you play with the band, It's important to have a band for making experience and share the live music's excitement. I was a member of many bands, trying to be opened much possible to all kind of music; in my personal opinion there are only two kind of music genre : good music and bad music. Since 2006 I play with Emily la Chatte, which for me is the greatest opportunity to experiment with sounds, styles, arrangements, etc. all in ironic way, for over 400 concerts nowadays. I also play in formal concerts, for example with Oliver River Gess Band as double bass player having the opportunity to take part in several International Jazz festivals; it is an unique experience to be behind a horn section or in the middle of an orchestra of strings. Music is a universal language, composed of many different local speech but it gives you unique feeling that only those who have the passion for music has the good fortune to live.





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Without music, life would be a mistake. :)

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Queen, Sting, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, RHCP and many other!

What do you think of Drooble?

It's a great opportunity!

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Great timing, technique, feeling and heart! :)