In the distance, one could see a long wavering line of torches drifting down the main street, and could hear the throbbing of the bass drum
, the clash of cymbals, the squeaking of a fife or two, and the faint roar of remote hurrahs.
Of course, the daily chant of ordinary pain of training went on all the time through the working hours, such as of "good" bears and lions and tigers that were made amenable under stress, and of elephants derricked and gaffed into making the head-stand or into the beating of a bass drum
. But the two cases that were exceptional, put a mood of depression and fear into all the listening animals, such as humans might experience in an ante-room of hell, listening to the flailing and the flaying of their fellows who had preceded them into the torture-chamber.
And then, through the rain and the darkness, far down the street he saw red lights flaring and heard the thumping of a bass drum
; and his heart gave a leap, and he made for the place on the run--knowing without the asking that it meant a political meeting.
line can each be played by the bass drum
and crash cymbal, except for
I can play on any surface with no worries about bass drum
But as soon as we hit the bass drum
the crowd erupted.
Eliza Carthy played her fiddle and banged her bass drum
'one man band' style, which I found a little over-powering initially.
How did you come up with the name Bass Drum
Seth is now taking to the road with a "one-man-band" setup: an added bass drum
on his foot and keyboard/noise and iPod at his fingertips, adeptly operated amidst vocals and acoustic guitar.
Prices go all the way up to the hand-painted bass drum
skin used on the Sgt Pepper's album cover, which in 2008 sold at Christie's for pounds 541,250.
Crouched behind a standard drum kit (a snare drum, a bass drum
, a tom-tom, and assorted cymbals), Cleaver used his hands, fingers, and even his elbow on the heads of his various drums even before picking up a pair of drumsticks.
Carlton Mellor, 75, was playing the bass drum
with the Yorkshire Traction Honley Band in Holmfirth when he collapsed and died last Sunday.