Audition Materials

The purpose of this page is to provide documents & performance examples to help Music Directors, Employers, and more determine if I might be a good fit into their projects.

Dave D’aranjo
daranjo@me.com
ddaranjo@alumni.berklee.edu
cell#: (+1) 917-318-4700

Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Audio & Video Production; Live Sound
Music Preparation & Copying
NYC-based Local 802 Union Member

Table of Contents

  1. Document Downloads (PDF)
    • Résumé: Musical Theater
    • Recommendation Letter: Bálint Varga
    • Recommendation Letter: Steve Bailey
    • Berklee Programs Completion Verification
  2. Musical Theater Bass
    • Bass Performance Videos
    • “#ComeTogether” by the Broadway Dreams Foundation
    • “Hair” 50th Anniversary Celebration
  3. Other Styles & Genre Examples
    • Hard Rock / Fusion
    • Funk / Slap Bass
    • Bossa Nova
    • Jazz Standard on Upright Bass
    • Glam / Classic Rock
    • R&B / Motown
  4. Berklee Performances
    • “Boston Rocks” Berklee Benefit Concert 2013
    • “Executive Sessions” Berklee Benefit Concert 2012
    • Berklee Miscellaneous
  5. Technique
    • Scales
    • Arpeggios

Document Downloads (PDF):

Musical Theater Bass

The Schuyler Sisters
from Hamilton: An American Musical
Download my transcription PDF here: http://goo.gl/MxMzrK
When You’re Home”, “Carnaval Del Barrio”, & “Finale” medley
from In The Heights
Final Bows Music (“Dreamgirls“) Pit GoPro Cam
from Dreamgirls
So Much Better” 
from Legally Blonde: The Musical

“#ComeTogether” by the Broadway Dreams Foundation
Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC • November 20th, 2017

“Hair” 50th Anniversary Celebration
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, NYC • January 21st, 2017

Aquarius” from Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
featuring Melba Moore with fellow members of the original Tribe.
I Got Life” from Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
featuring André De Shields with fellow members of the original Tribe.

Other Styles & Genre Examples

Tarred & Feathered” by Plini
(Style: Hard Rock / Fusion)
Glide” by Pleasure
(Style: Funk / Slap Bass)
Look to the Sky” by Antonio Carlos Jobim
(Style: Bossa Nova)
Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard
(Style: Jazz Standard on Upright Bass)
Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
(Style: Glam / Classic Rock)
Download my transcription PDF here: http://goo.gl/Sx038A
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 
Words & Music by Valerie Simpson & Nickolas Ashford
(Style: R&B / Motown)

Berklee Performances

“Boston Rocks” Berklee Benefit Concert 2013
Club Royale • April 20th, 2013

“Executive Sessions” Berklee Benefit Concert 2012
David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music • April 21st, 2012

Berklee Miscellaneous

Whipped Into Shape” 
from Legally Blonde: The Musical 
Berklee Performance Center
April 24th, 2014
In A Dream” by Michael Wartofsky
featuring Aubin Wise
Club 939, Boston
February 26, 2014
Defying Gravity” from Wicked
featuring Gabriela Carrillo
Berklee Performance Center
October 31, 2013

Technique

Scales, 2 octaves:
D Major, F# Major, A Major, E Harmonic minor, G Harmonic minor, A Harmonic minor, F# Melodic minor, A Melodic minor, B Melodic minor
Arpeggios, 2 octaves:
C Major 7, F Major 7, Bb minor 7, Eb minor 7, Ab Dom 7, Db Dom 7 / C# Dom 7, F# m7(b5), B m7(b5), E dim 7, A dim 7, D min. Maj 7, G min. Maj 7, C Major 7