bass part

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bass part the lowest part in polyphonic music
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Usage

In literature:

It seems best that our part of it should close while Miss Phoebe's deep bass note was yet reverberating softly.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
Critics and students will not overlook the octaves between, treble and bass in the second bar of part two in No.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
Panshin, who was playing bass, struck the first chords of the sonata loudly and decisively, but Lisa did not begin her part.
"A House of Gentlefolk" by Ivan Turgenev
Bass was not aware that this second island was not part of the mainland.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
There are no real tenor or bass flutes now, those in use being restricted to the upper part of the scale.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
They are divided into two parts, which are called the Pont du Sein and the Basse Froid.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
The melody might be in an upper part, a middle, or in the bass.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
There is also a beautiful bass part.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
He could sing bass, it is true, but he loved best to sing tenor, and in that part his voice was wonderfully sweet.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Then we saw it with the high-pitched parts slowed down and the deep-bass stuff speeded up.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Plan of part of the Basse-Ville de Quebek.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
In both of Moussorgsky's familiar operas, for example, the leading part is destined for a bass voice.
"Interpreters" by Carl Van Vechten
The town consists of two parts, the Haute Ville and the Basse Ville.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Sometimes the double bass part is simplified in comparison with the 'cello part.
"Principles of Orchestration" by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Spotted bass normally form a small part of the game-fish fauna in the lower Neosho River.
"Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas" by James Everett Deacon
With hymns I can make quite a showing in church if the bass part keeps to a couple of notes.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
As far as I am concerned, it is not unlike being suddenly given a bass part in a quintette, where the other four know their music off by heart.
"Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 62, January 20, 1872" by Various
It is partial to the same character of food as the white-bass, small minnows constituting the greater part.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
Thus, if two parts are sung in thirds, a sensitive ear will feel the simultaneous impression of a bass or lower part.
"The Violin" by George Dubourg
The writer knows of the imperfect set at Hereford Cathedral, a tenor part at Canterbury, and a bass part in private hands.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 121, February 21, 1852" by Various
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In news:

Till Bass Drum of Death do us part.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed finally caught the lunker bass he's been trying for – but he only got part of the fish to mount.
That's the first line, then the bass line from "Another Brick in the Wall Part Two" by Pink Floyd.
The boats were on the lake as part of the South Shore Car & Boat Show at Miller's Landing in Bass Lake.
Steven Muscarelli (left, holding an electric bass he made from ABS pipe, guitar parts, and LEDs) with Andy Cohen at Cohen's RadioShack store in California.
Filmed in 2002 as part of Stanley Clarke's annual residency at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Calif, Night School is as much a celebration of Stanley Clarke as it is of the bass.
According to the city, a yard must have "suitable, live, plant material," and Bass' yard violates the "suitable" part of the requirement, Rulkowki said.
White bass are common in parts of North America and Europe.
In September of last year, legendary bass player Stanley Clarke visited the Mondavi Center's Jackson Hall as part of the Return to Forever reunion tour.
Bolan handled bass duties on 'House of Gold and Bones, Parts 1 & 2?
I am pleased to announce that Johny Chow will be playing bass guitar with Stone Sour on the House of Gold and Bones Parts 1 & 2 tour cycle.
Comedy part of cello -bass duo's fundraising concert.
They are as much a part of South Florida's streets as palm trees and traffic crashes -- souped-up sound systems announcing their presence on the block with every thump, thump, thump of the bass.
As part of the Rutgers Oceanography program, we catch and tag black sea bass to study their sex change from female to male.
Partly Cloudy / 66° F. Chief Barry Bass of the Nansemond Indian Tribe looks out over the river named after his ancestors at Lone Star Lakes Park in January.
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In science:

In music of four parts (e.g., bass, tenor, alto, and soprano), there are certain general rules of voice leading that should be followed.
Music in Terms of Science
EM radiation off jets is part of what is more generally denoted as “pre-equilibrium” sources, which have recently been evaluated in a parton cascade simulation as presented in Bass’ talk .
Theory Highlights of Quark Matter 2004
This topology term is associated with a potential J = 1 fixed pole in the real part of the spin dependent part of the forward Compton amplitude and, if finite, is manifest as a “subtraction at infinity” in the dispersion relation for g1 (Bass, 2003b).
The Spin Structure of the Proton
A large part of combinatorial group theory deals with the properties of generalized free products and HNN extensions. A powerful unified framework for studying such constructions is the Bass-Serre theory of groups acting on trees.
Some aspects of profinite group theory
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