History Main / FallingBass

19th May '17 9:31:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''SchoolhouseRock'': "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeq5a8bBh8c Figure Eight]]", the middle major-key section. (Also an example of an A-B-A form song.) This goes down to scale degree two ("re"), giving us [=C, G/B, C7/Bb, F/A, Fm/Ab, C/G, F#hdim7 (F#m7b5), Bdim7/F, C/E, D#dim7 Dmin7 G7 C=].

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* ''SchoolhouseRock'': ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'': "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeq5a8bBh8c Figure Eight]]", the middle major-key section. (Also an example of an A-B-A form song.) This goes down to scale degree two ("re"), giving us [=C, G/B, C7/Bb, F/A, Fm/Ab, C/G, F#hdim7 (F#m7b5), Bdim7/F, C/E, D#dim7 Dmin7 G7 C=].
3rd Jan '17 10:25:50 AM Xtifr
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* The {{Eagles}}' famous song "Hotel California" has an interesting subversion of this: The verse's chord progression is typical of the Falling Bass, but it keeps all the chords in root position. The result is this: [=Bm, F#, A, E7, G, D, Em, F#=].

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* The {{Eagles}}' Music/{{Eagles}}' famous song "Hotel California" has an interesting subversion of this: The verse's chord progression is typical of the Falling Bass, but it keeps all the chords in root position. The result is this: [=Bm, F#, A, E7, G, D, Em, F#=].
1st Oct '16 6:14:18 PM PsychoBassist
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* Music/TheZombies' "Care of Cell 44": The verses alternate between the standard progression ([=I, V6, vi, V, IV, I6, ii, V=]) and a subversion ([=I, V6, ♭III4, ii7, V, V7=]). The chorus also uses a descending pattern played under the [=vi=] and [=V=] chords.
1st Aug '16 9:16:28 PM anza_sb
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* FryderykChopin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiwPzHJ-Pic Prelude in E minor]] from his set of 24 preludes in each key uses this, though it starts on the third scale degree and has a bunch of unusual chords.

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* FryderykChopin's Music/FryderykChopin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiwPzHJ-Pic Prelude in E minor]] from his set of 24 preludes in each key uses this, though it starts on the third scale degree and has a bunch of unusual chords.
21st Dec '15 8:36:37 PM Adept
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* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkjQnoYj95w Crucifixus]]" from the Mass in B minor by JohannSebastianBach uses this as a four-bar ostinato bass-line pattern, in E minor. This was lifted from the cantata "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen," which had it in F minor (as do Liszt's variations for piano and organ based on it).

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* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkjQnoYj95w Crucifixus]]" from the Mass in B minor by JohannSebastianBach Music/JohannSebastianBach uses this as a four-bar ostinato bass-line pattern, in E minor. This was lifted from the cantata "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen," which had it in F minor (as do Liszt's variations for piano and organ based on it).
19th Nov '15 1:43:13 PM Prfnoff
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* Music/EdvardGrieg's Ballade for piano (Op. 24) doesn't use the conventional chord progression, but the bass line of its theme begins by monotonically descending for eight bars minus an upbeat. The first variation begins similarly.

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* Music/EdvardGrieg's Ballade for piano (Op. 24) doesn't use the conventional standard chord progression, but the bass line of its theme begins by monotonically descending descending, for eight bars minus an upbeat. upbeat, from the E-flat above the bass clef to the G below it. The first variation begins similarly.similarly.
* The in-game theme of ''VideoGame/TransformersConvoyNoNazo'' features a bass line descending from the tonic of C to B to B-flat to A to A-flat, but then going back up to C by way of B-flat.
19th Nov '15 1:34:54 PM Prfnoff
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* In Antonio Vivaldi's violin concerto "Il piacere" (Op. 8 No. 6), the ritornello of the slow movement is a chromatic descent from the tonic to the fifth played in unison by strings.

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* In Antonio Vivaldi's violin concerto "Il piacere" (Op. 8 No. 6), the unison ritornello of the slow movement is a chromatic descent from the tonic to the fifth played in unison fifth.
* Music/EdvardGrieg's Ballade for piano (Op. 24) doesn't use the conventional chord progression, but the bass line of its theme begins
by strings.monotonically descending for eight bars minus an upbeat. The first variation begins similarly.
24th Oct '15 11:05:24 AM nombretomado
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* JohnLennon, "Mind Games"
* JimCroce's "Time in a Bottle" features three different variations of the Falling Bass. The first line of the verse is chromatic: D-C#-C-B-Bb-A. The second line switches to a minor diatonic scale: D-C-Bb-A-G-F. The chorus then runs the complete major diatonic scale: D-C#-B-A-G-F#-E
* {{Queen}}: a lot of their songs feature bass going progressively downward from root to seventh to sixth in an I-V-vi progression. See Bohemian Rhapsody, the ballad section, for an example of this.
* BillyJoel, "PianoMan". [=I, V6, IV6, I64, IV, I6, II7, V=] in C major.

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* JohnLennon, Music/JohnLennon, "Mind Games"
* JimCroce's Music/JimCroce's "Time in a Bottle" features three different variations of the Falling Bass. The first line of the verse is chromatic: D-C#-C-B-Bb-A. The second line switches to a minor diatonic scale: D-C-Bb-A-G-F. The chorus then runs the complete major diatonic scale: D-C#-B-A-G-F#-E
* {{Queen}}: Music/{{Queen}}: a lot of their songs feature bass going progressively downward from root to seventh to sixth in an I-V-vi progression. See Bohemian Rhapsody, the ballad section, for an example of this.
* BillyJoel, Music/BillyJoel, "PianoMan". [=I, V6, IV6, I64, IV, I6, II7, V=] in C major.
21st May '15 7:10:21 PM nombretomado
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* The bassline of the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLMvAVyhm0c Alternia]]" theme (see ''{{Homestuck}}'') takes the five incremental half-steps down to ''so'' before taking a half-step up and a whole step up. The composer fully admits to the influence of ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'', and this song is likely inspired by the "Mother Earth" theme (search above).

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* The bassline of the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLMvAVyhm0c Alternia]]" theme (see ''{{Homestuck}}'') ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'') takes the five incremental half-steps down to ''so'' before taking a half-step up and a whole step up. The composer fully admits to the influence of ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'', and this song is likely inspired by the "Mother Earth" theme (search above).
5th Mar '15 8:30:54 AM phildonnia
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* JimCroce's "Time in a Bottle" features three different variations of the Falling Bass. The first line of the verse is chromatic: D-C#-C-B-Bb-A. The second line switches to a minor diatonic scale: D-C-Bb-A-G-F. The chorus then runs the complete major diatonic scale: D-C#-B-A-G-F#-E
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