walking bass

[ beys ]
/ beɪs /

noun

(in jazz piano) a left-hand accompaniment consisting of a continuous rhythm of four beats to the measure, usually with a repetitive melodic pattern.

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British Dictionary definitions for walking bass

walking bass
/ (beɪs) /

noun

jazz a simple accompaniment played by the double bass at medium tempo, usually consisting of ascending and descending tones or semitones, one to each beat
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