walking bass

walking bass
: an evenly accented repeated bass figure often in short octaves used especially in piano blues — compare boogie-woogie

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  • Walking Bass — Mit Walking Bass (engl. „Gehender Bass“) bezeichnet man im Jazz eine Art der musikalischen Begleitung, bei der ein Bassinstrument, am häufigsten der Kontrabass, den Ablauf eines Stückes durch eine rhythmisch gleichmäßige und trotzdem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Walking bass — In popular music, a walking bass is a style of bass accompaniment or line, common in jazz, which creates a feeling of regular quarter note movement, akin to the regular alteration of feet while walking (Friedland 1995, p.4). Thus walking… …   Wikipedia

  • Walking bass — El walking bass o, sencillamente walking es una técnica de acompañamiento empleada usualmente por bajistas y contrabajistas de jazz. Contenido 1 Fundamentos teóricos 2 Ejemplos 3 Usos 4 Bibliografía …   Wikipedia Español

  • Walking Bass — Wal|king Bass, der; , Wal|king|bass, der; [ wɔ:kɪŋbeɪs ; engl. walking bass, eigtl. = gehender Bass]: (im Jazz) rhythmisch gleichmäßig fortschreitende Basslinie. * * * Walking Bass   [englisch/amerikanisch, wɔːkɪȖ beɪs; wörtlich »gehender,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • walking bass — /wɔkɪŋ ˈbeɪs/ (say wawking bays) noun a bass part which consists of scale like patterns played in a simple rhythm, as in baroque music or swing music. {walking in the sense of moving steadily + bass1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • walking bass — noun Music a bass part in 4/4 time in which a note is played on each beat of the bar, typically moving up and down the scale in small steps …   English new terms dictionary

  • walking bass — /bays/ (in jazz piano) a left hand accompaniment consisting of a continuous rhythm of four beats to the measure, usually with a repetitive melodic pattern. * * * …   Universalium

  • Master of the Walking Bass — Leroy Vinegar …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • walking — (adj.) c.1400, prp. adjective from WALK (Cf. walk) (v.). Walking sickness, one in which the sufferer is able to get about and is not bed ridden, is from 1846. Walking wounded is recorded from 1917. Walking bass is attested from 1939 in jazz slang …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bass run — A bass run (or bass break ) is a short instrumental break or fill in which the bass instrument, such as an electric bass or a double bass (or instruments, in the case of a marching band) and the bassline are given the forefront (van der Merwe… …   Wikipedia