Bass

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The bass is a breed of fish, related to the perch. Several varieties exists - small-mouth, large-mouth, rock, striped. Sea bass is an unrelated fish.


Musically, bass is an adjective describing tones which are of low frequency. Played in an ensemble such notes are frequently used to provide a counterpoint or counter-melody, in an harmonic context either to outline or juxtapose the progression of the chords, or with percussion to underline the rhythm.


Abbreviated name for the musical intruments bass guitar and double bass.


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