bass staff


Definition of bass staff

: a musical staff carrying the bass clef … most of the notes in the instrument's lower range are written in the bass staff.— John Goldsby, The Jazz Bass Book, 2002 — compare treble staff

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First Known Use of bass staff

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Bass staff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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