Bass Performance Degree at CofC

History of Popular Music sound files


BASS PERFORMANCE AT THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON


Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performance on Electric and/or Acoustic Bass.

Receive individual instruction designed to lead to a professional performing career.

Receive weekly one hour private lessons on electric and/or acoustic bass.

Learn prominent bass styles and techniques used in jazz, pop, rock and funk.

Develop the professional prowess to successfully deal with potential clientele including club owners and managers.

Learn to interpret lead sheets, understand chord symbols, read music and much more.

Get the know-how to set-up your bass for maximum playing efficiency.

Realize your maximum potential in all music related areas.

Learn proven physical relaxation techniques to maximize your abilities.

Current and former students perform professionally in Charleston and the surrounding areas.

Five jazz combos and a reading ensemble provide ample performing opportunities

Multi-instrumentalist?
Highly qualified jazz professors offer instruction on many different instruments.

listen to bass and piano performances and compositions of Frank Duvall

Visit the CofC Music Department website for more information



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HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC SOUND FILES


Song title is followed by test information - for instance, the first selection on Test 1,
'Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair', is the song title. Know that it's a 'Parlor song' for the test.


Test #1 listening


Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair - Parlor song



De Boatman’s Dance - Minstrel Song



Oh Susanna - Minstrel Song performed in the home



Old Folks At Home - Plantation Song



Grandfather’s Clock - verse/chorus format



Beautiful Dreamer - simplified Opera style for home use



After The Ball - Waltz



De Golden Wedding - James Bland



Gypsy Love Song - Operetta



Yankee Doodle Boy - George M Cohan



Stars and Stripes Forever - John Phillip Sousa




Test #2 listening


Maple Leaf Rag - Ragtime/Scott Joplin



At A Georgia Camp Meeting - Cakewalk



Under The Bamboo Tree - Ragtime Song



Castle House Rag - Ragtime Dance



Hellhound On My Trail - Country Blues/Robert Johnson



St. Louis Blues - Classic Blues/Bessie Smith



Alexander’s Ragtime Band - Blues style in popular song



If I Had You - Foxtrot



Copenhagen - Fletcher Henderson



Whispering - Paul Whiteman



April Showers - Al Jolson



Fascinating Rhythm - George & Ira Gershwin



After You’ve Gone - Bing Crosby



Dippermouth Blues - New Orleans Style/Joe “King” Oliver



Grandpa’s Spells - Jelly Roll Morton



West End Blues - Louis Armstrong



Wrapping’ It Up - Big Band/Fletcher Henderson



Harlem Air Shaft - Duke Ellington



I’ve Found A New Baby - Small Group Jazz/Bennie Goodman



Koko - Bop/Charlie Parker



Freddie Freeloader - Cool Jazz/Miles Davis



Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin



All Of Me Crooner style - Crooner vocal style/Russ Columbo



All Of Me Jazz style - Jazz vocal style/Billie Holiday



My Funny Valentine - Rogers & Hart



Choo Choo Ch Boogie - Jump Band/Louis Jordan




Test #3 listening


Old Man River - Show Boat/Kern & Hammerstein



Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man Of Mine - Show Boat/Kern & Hammerstein



Oh, What A Beautiful Morning - Oklahoma/Rogers & Hammerstein



Surrey With The Fringe On Top - Oklahoma/Rogers & Hammerstein



Maria - West Side Story/Bernstein & Sondheim



Cool - West Side Story/Bernstein & Sondheim



Your Cheatin’ Heart - Hank Williams



Wildwood Flower - Carter Family



Blue Yodel #11 - Jimmy Rodgers



Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff



Mighty Dark To Travel - Bluegrass/Bill Monroe



Steel Guitar Rag - Western Swing/Bob Wills



Much Too Young To Die - Honky Tonk/Ray Price



I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams



El Manisero/Peanut Vendor - Rumba



Complicación - Tito Puente



Desafinado - Bossa Nova



Ojos - Salsa



Quilombo - Samba



Roll ‘Em Pete - Boogie Woogie/Pete Johnson



Shake Rattle & Roll - Jump Band



They Call Me Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters



Stormy Monday Blues - Blues/T-Bone Walker



Johnny B Goode - Check Berry



The Golden Gate Gospel Train - a cappella gospel quartet



How I Got Over - Clara Ward



Have Mercy, Baby - Dominos



That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly



Tracks Of My Tears - Motown Pop



Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown



Think - Aretha Franklin




Test #4 listening - PLUS listening from Tests #1, #2 & #3


Alfie - Hal David/Burt Bacharach



Do You Know The Way To San Jose? - Hal David/Burt Bacharach



Another Hundred People - Stephen Sondheim



Soon - Stephen Sondheim



Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies To Grow Up To Be Cowboys - Outlaw Country



The Grand Tour - George Jones



Don’t Get Above Your Raising - Neo-traditional Country/Ricky Scaggs



Coat Of Many Colors - Dolly Parton



9 to 5 - Dolly Parton



Chasin’ The Trane - John Coltrane



Fall - Miles Davis



Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock



Birdland - Fusion/Weather Report



Cherokee - Neo-traditional Jazz/Wynton Marsalis



So In Love - Chick Corea



Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire



Africa Talks To You - Sly & the Family Stone



Give Up The Funk - George Clinton



Good Times - disco



1 Million Bottlebags - Rap




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