Definitions

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  • n. The low-pitched instrumental part of a piece of popular music.

Etymologies

bass +‎ line (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • : Another great post digging into the remix - I'd never equated stealing off the bassline from a Jazz song, which then gets sampled for a hip-hop record, and then used for a Mashup on a podcast as similar to buying clothing from different stores and thus remixing and mashing up my identity into one digital hole - A huge part of the identity process is to consume culture, mix it and personalize it, and share that with our friends because it has identity implications.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • So you heard for example at times an almost dub bassline, with a Miles Davis horn solo sampled from vinyl and looped over the top.

    David J

  • "Pickup Truck" is a haunting, capacious ballad set to a wiggly dub bassline and one of several tracks that play with rhythm and atmosphere in a manner that bodes well for Kings of Leon's continued creative vitality.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • I think the bassline could be a little worked out, love the guitar sample though, adds a lot of life.

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  • is a haunting, capacious ballad set to a wiggly dub bassline and one of several tracks that play with rhythm and atmosphere in a manner that bodes well for Kings of Leon's continued creative vitality.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Summer's multi-tracked voice floats over a kick drum, an arpeggiated bassline and sumptuous synths, with Giorgio Moroder's sublime production at the heart of this record.

    Donna Summer's I Feel Love

  • "This neck is impeccable," Dargahi exclaims as he works his way through a walking bassline.

    Theo Spielberg: On The Road With Free Energy And The Postelles: San Francisco

  • Billed as the first event of its kind to take place in Northern Ireland, the mini-festival provides a creative space for like-minded musicians of musical styles from house, drum'n'bass and techno to jungle, bassline and dubstep.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • Bigger Than Us splices early Depeche synths to a Hooky-style bassline and twangy guitars before hitting a chorus where everything goes WHOOSH!

    This week's new singles

  • Just described the Telenias/Katrina story thusly: I feel like I'm telling the percussion of their story but having to leave out the bassline.

    Odin's Day

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