Origin of thorough bass
Examples from the Web for thorough bass
Herr Neefe has also given him, so far as his other occupations permit, some introduction to the study of thorough-bass.Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.)|Elliott Graeme
What counter-part could you expect to your music, blockhead, but a thorough-bass of bastinadoes?The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha|Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Murer, after speaking of Pfeiffer, continues as follows: Van den Eeden remained his only teacher in thorough-bass.
The bass part is intended to be figured by the thorough-bass system to indicate the harmonies.How Music Developed|W. J. Henderson
So far as his duties permitted, Herr Neefe has also given him instruction in thorough-bass.
British Dictionary definitions for thorough bass
- Also called: basso continuo, continuo (esp during the baroque period) a bass part underlying a piece of concerted music. It is played on a keyboard instrument, usually supported by a cello, viola da gamba, etcSee also figured bass
- (as modifier)a thorough-bass part