walking bass

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walking bass

 (bās)
n.
A bassline composed of nonsyncopated notes of equal value, used in jazz and baroque music, for example.

walking bass

(beɪs)
n
(Jazz) 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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(There are enough sixteenth notes to satisfy any cellist.) The bass is often in imitation and interplay with the voice, and at other times it provides a consistent series of walking basses or other progressive instrumental figures that anchor the voice.
The F major Sonata Corellisante, TWV 42:F2, underlines Telemann's debt to Italian music, with its chains of suspensions, walking basses, lively counterpoint and lyrical writing (here tastefully decorated).