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


Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair - Parlor song

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De Boatman's Dance - Minstrel Song

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Oh Susanna! - Minstrel Song performed in the home

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Old Folks At Home - Plantation Song

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Grandfather's Clock - verse/chorus format

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Beautiful Dreamer - Simplified Opera style for home use

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After the Ball - Waltz

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De Golden Wedding - James Bland

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Gypsy Love Song - Operetta

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Yankee Doodle Boy - George M Cohan

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Stars and Stripes Forever - John Phillip Sousa

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Test #2


Maple Leaf Rag – Ragtime/Scott Joplin

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At a Georgia Campe Meeting - Cakewalk

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Under The Bamboo Tree – Ragtime Song

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Castle House Rag – Ragtime Dance

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Hellhound On My Trail – Country Blues/Robert Johnson

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St. Louis Blues – Classic Blues/Bessie Smith

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Alexander's Ragtime Band – Blues style in popular song

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If I Had You - Foxtrot

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Copenhagen – Fletcher Henderson

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Whispering – Paul Whiteman

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April Showers – Al Jolson

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Fascinating Rhythm – George and Ira Gershwin

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After You've Gone – Bing Crosby

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Dippermouth Blues – New Orleans Style/Joe "King" Oliver

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Grandpa's Spells – Jelly Roll Morton

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West End Blues – Louis Armstrong

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Wrappin' It Up – Big Band/Fletcher Henderson

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Harlem Air Shaft – Duke Ellington

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I've Found a New Baby – Small Group Jazz/Bennie Goodman

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Koko – Bop/Charlie Parker

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Freddie Freloader – Cool Jazz/Miles Davis

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Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin

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All of Me (Crooner style) – Crooner vocal style/Russ Columbo

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All of Me (Jazz style) – Jazz Vocal style/ Billie Holiday

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My Funny Valentine – Rogers & Hart

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Choo Choo Ch Boogie – Jump Band/Louis Jordan

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Test #3


Old Man River - Showboat/Kern & Hammerstein

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Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine - Showboat/ Kern & Hammerstein

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

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Surry with the Fringe on Top - Oklahoma/Rogers & Hammerstein

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Maria - West Side Story/ Bernstein & Sondheim

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Cool- West Side Story/ Bernstein & Sondheim

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Your Cheatin' Heart - Hank Williams Sr.

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Wildwood Flower - Carter Family

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Blue Yodel #11 - Jimmy Rodgers

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Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff

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Mighty Dark to Travel - Bluegrass/Bill Monroe

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Steel Guitar Rag - Western Swing/Bob Willis

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Much Too Young to Die - Honky Tonk/Ray Price

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams Sr.

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El Manisero/Peanut Vendor - Rumba

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Complication - Tito Puente

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Desafinado - Bossa Nova

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Ojos - Salsa

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Quilombo - Samba

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Roll 'em Pete - Boogie Woogie

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll - Post Swing Era jump band

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They Call Me Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters

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Stormy Monday Blues - Blues/T-Bone Walker

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Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

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Golden Gate Gospel Train - a capella gospel quartet

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How I got Over - Clara Ward

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Have Mercy, Baby - The Dominos

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That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly

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Tracks of My Tears - Motown Pop

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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown

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Think - Aretha Franklin

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Test #4 - plus listening from Test #1, #2 & #3


Alfie – Hal David/Burt Bacharach w/ Dionne Warwick

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose? – Hal David/Burt Bacharach w/Dionne Warwick

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Another Hundred People – Stephen Sondheim

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Soon – Stephen Sondheim

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Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Outlaw Country

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The Grand Tour – George Jones

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

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Coat Of Many Colors – Dolly Parton

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9 To 5 – Dolly Parton

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Chasin' The Trane – John Coltrane

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Fall – Miles Davis performing a Wayne Shorter Tune

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Watermelon Man excerpt – Herbie Hancock

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Birdland – Fusion/Weather Report

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Cherokee – Neo-traditional Jazz/Wynton Marsalis

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So In Love – Chick Corea

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Shining Star – Earth, Wind, and Fire

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Africa Talks to You – Sly & The Family Stone

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Give Up The Funk – George Clinton

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Good Times excerpt - disco

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1 Million Bottlebags - Rap

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