The thorough bass of the dear master has simplified all that.
I could make nothing out of him, except that he ran a thorough bass to the higher pitches of his companions' humours.
The first explosion over, the squall, still pursuing the hooker, began to roar in thorough bass.
Yes, yes, then they are amazed and put their heads together because they never found it in any book on thorough bass.
There are many little rules to be learnt for giving harmony and melody to our life, but the thorough bass must be—love.
The expression occurs in his treatise on thorough bass, printed by Spitta, ii.
"Good specimens of 'thorough bass,'" she interpolated, laughing.
"Well, she's not a duffer at thorough bass anyway," Rosa put in.
The use of these and other similar figures and signs is called figured bass (or thorough bass) notation.