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  1. basslinenoun

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

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  1. Bassline

    A bassline is the term used in many styles of popular music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, or traditional music, for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard. It is also used sometimes in classical music. In solo performance, basslines may simply be played in the lower register of any instrument such as guitar while melody and/or further accompaniment is provided in the middle or upper register. Basslines in popular music often use "riffs" or "grooves", which are usually simple, appealing musical motifs or phrases that are repeated, with variation, throughout the song. "The bass differs from other voices because of the particular role it plays in supporting and defining harmonic motion. It does so at levels ranging from immediate, chord-by-chord events to the larger harmonic organization of a [sic] entire work." Bassline riffs usually emphasize the chord tones of each chord, which helps to define a song's key. At the same time, basslines work along with the drum part and the other rhythm instruments to create a clear rhythmic pulse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bassline in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bassline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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