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Walking bass

Definition and background:

Term used in Baroque music for a bass line that moves steadily in a rhythm contrasting to that of the upper parts.In jazz, a walking bass usually moves by steps played on bass or piano, with each note usually having the duration of a quarter note.

For more information on the music term "Walking bass" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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