bass drum

noun

Definition of bass drum

: a large drum having two heads and giving a booming sound of low indefinite pitch — see drum illustration

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The bass drum and hi-hat next, every part of the set joining in, every limb, every component, everything building up, up, up... SI.com, "Arrigo Sacchi: The Game That Made the AC Milan Legend One of the Greatest Managers of All Time," 15 Aug. 2019 In addition to the bass drum, Bobby played piano, keyboard, guitar, and percussion. courant.com, "Robert P. Cormier," 31 July 2019 The artist’s new EP opens with a set of interlocking rhythms connecting a four-on-the-floor bass drum, vibraphone-suggestive mid-range loops, a conga in the background and some crazy high-hat action. Randall Robertsstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "California Sounds: New L.A. music from Cooper Saver, La Santa Cecilia and Allah-Las," 24 July 2019 Amid the beat of bass drums and blasts of cannon fire, the mayor and City Council members marched behind the city’s Pilgrim High School band. Edward Fitzpatrick, BostonGlobe.com, "Once a desirable middle class destination, Warwick now faces financial stress," 13 June 2019 That Super Bowl commercial with the overdramatic chorus punctuated by massive thwacks on the bass drum? Weston Williams, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Verdi' takes a lively approach to uncovering the man behind the art," 4 July 2018 But instead of a pounding bass drum, the album begins with an audio clip from a 1983 Hong Kong martial arts film. Andrew Chow, refinery29.com, "Let's Be Real: Asian And Black Artists Aren't "Celebrating" Each Other Through Hip-Hop," 22 May 2018 The overhead camera gradually zooms in as Mendes sings; when the bass drum fully kicks in, rocks fall in slow motion from above, shattering and then disappearing on impact. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Shawn Mendes Keeps it Simple in One-Take 'In My Blood' Music Video: Watch," 24 Apr. 2018 Over the space of 12 minutes, Chen creates a gently rhapsodic tapestry atop the cushiony sounds of a bass flute and bass drum; spare, tinkly notes gradually coalesce into a series of oscillating harmonies. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Contemporary Players celebrate community in the spirit of Oliveros," 24 Mar. 2018

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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