a repeated bass line over which melodic variations occur
a short melody in the bass that is constantly repeated
a form of ostinato
an example of an ostinato, where both pitch and rhythm are repeated
A repeating melody, usually in the bass, throughout a vocal or instrumental composition.
Bass notes, typically in a pattern that are repeated, forming the foundation for harmony.
an underlying musical phrase repeated as a bass line, over which melodic variations occur, as in a passacaglia