Saturday, January 11, 2014

Drop the Bass

The title has actually no relation to this post, I just wanted to write that.

Honestly, I have no idea what this post is going to be about.

Will it be a "currently" post?

No.  I don't think so.

Okay, I take back what I said about the title and the relation to the post.  Let's analyze the title, that is, the phrase: "drop the bass."

Drop.  That should be easy.  "Drop" refers to the action of letting go of something so that more often
than not, gravity pulls the item to the ground with a smack.  "Drop" is also used in the metaphorical sense, as abruptly introducing a topic or item.  It is the latter sense that the phrase uses.

The.  I certainly hope you know what "the" means.  Moving on.

Bass.  A bass is a type of fish.  But that is pronounced with a short "a," and we're looking at the long "a" sound here.  So, keeping in mind that "bass" in the phrase "drop the bass" is "bass" with a long "a," let's start again.

Bass.  A type of musical instrument.  Actually that may be the double bass.  Nevermind.  "Bass" refers to the deep, deep notes that various instruments, ranging from strings to electronically manipulated sounds to the human voice, produce.  Often used as a type of percussion.

Drop the bass.  Abruptly introducing deep, deep notes.  (Into a song, given the context.)

The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.
     --Charlie Haden (x)

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