But bass, the quiet one of the group, might actually be the more interesting one to watch.
“Everybody told me I had this voice for the radio,” bass says backstage on a recent summer evening.
On bass, though, McCartney hits a D (the fifth note of the G scale).
There, he teamed up with a bass player and a guitar player, and they formed a three-piece band.
The first, "When Will the bass Drop," was the better of the two, again, because the humor behind it was so absurd.
From his boyhood bass wanted to be a sailor, but was apprenticed, sorely against his will, to a Boston apothecary.
The harmonies which you mean are the mixed or tenor Lydian, and the full-toned or bass Lydian, and such like.
The spirits of trout and salmon and bass and walleye and sunfish and pike, all the fish of lakes and streams that fed his people.
She doesn't know a fugue from a bass viol, and she never hesitates to say so.
The inference is that the bass bites furiously at about daybreak.
late 14c., of things, "low, not high," from Late Latin bassus "short, low" (see base (adj.)). Meaning "low in social scale or rank" is recorded from late 14c. Of voices and music notes, from mid-15c. (technically, ranging from the E flat below the bass stave to the F above it), infuenced by Italian basso. Meaning "lowest part of a harmonized musical composition" is from mid-15c. Meaning "bass-viol" is from 1702; that of "double-bass" is from 1927.
freshwater fish, early 15c. corruption of Old English bærs "a fish, perch," from Proto-Germanic base *bars- "sharp" (cf. Middle Dutch baerse, Middle High German bars, German Barsch "perch," German barsch "rough"), from PIE root *bhar- "point, bristle" (see bristle (n.)). The fish was so called for its dorsal fins. For loss of -r-, cf. ass (n.2).