Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Gary Campbell

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Karen Fuller

Third Advisor's Name

Michael Orta

Date of Defense



This thesis discusses the use of the bass as a melodic instrument in jazz. It focuses on seven compositions performed for a Master's recital on March 22, 2010. For each selection, I provide a brief biography of the composer, information about the song and insight on performance practice. I examine the advanced techniques pioneered by innovative bassists and explore ways in which they can be used to further exploit the melodic potential of the bass in a jazz context. A compact disc recording of the recital is included.




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FI14051135-Track 1.mp3 (9068 kB)
Track 1

FI14051135-Track 2.mp3 (10371 kB)
Track 2

FI14051135-Track 3.mp3 (9719 kB)
Track 3

FI14051135-Track 4.mp3 (3491 kB)
Track 4

FI14051135-Track 5.mp3 (8910 kB)
Track 5

FI14051135-Track 6.mp3 (14154 kB)
Track 6

FI14051135-Track 7.mp3 (9028 kB)
Track 7



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