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Bass run
also called "bass break"

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  1. a short instrumental break or fill in which the bass instrument, such as an electric bass or a double bass (or instruments, in the case of a marching band) and the bassline are given the forefront (van der Merwe 1989, p.283)

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  2. The bass part for a bass run often differs from the usual bass accompaniment style, in terms of the register, timbre, or melodic style that is used, or the number of notes per beat which are played

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  3. The technique seems to have originated in the marches of the "Sousa school", though its resemblance to call and response techniques familiar to African American musicians indicates an earlier origin. (van der Merwe 1989, p.283)

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  4. may be composed by the performer or by an arranger prior to a performance, or it may be improvised onstage by the performer using scales, arpeggios, and standard licks and riffs

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  5. In some cases, a bass run may incorporate a display of virtuoso techniques such as rapid passages or high notes

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