Ground Bass – A repeated bass pattern
(Pronounced ground bayss)
Note: A ground bass is a repeating bass line that happens over and over again throughout the composition. A composer uses it as a foundation to compose more and more interesting work.
To remember what ground bass is, use the following mnemonic:
On the ground was a bass (ground bass) painted with a repeating pattern.
Examples of ground bass in a sentence
Ground bass was used at the beginning of the song.
Throughout the album was a consistent use of ground bass.
Ground bass is often used in dance music.