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The mysteries of the bass line revealed

Howard Goodall


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Only four centuries old


We think of the bass and bass lines as something that's been around forever.

Not so.

Bass notes for sure, but the use of the bass line as an element of music is only four centuries old.

Drone notes are thousands of years old, but dedicated bass lines that give the music support and richness and move the music along are a relatively recent invention.

I wish that someone would tackle jazz the way Howard Goodall is tackling general music, but it's taken this long to get this far.

He's opened the door. Hopefully someone will talk through it and focus on jazz with similar intelligence.

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