 Gregory A. Franklin has served for nearly seven
years as a partner and attorney at Ashcraft
Franklin Young & Peters, LLP...
 Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson is an
example of a pop and R&B song that is
driven by the bass. The instrument, gener...
 Pink Floyd’s Money opens with a toe-tapping
hook on the bass that carries on for the
duration of the song. The simple li...
Popular Examples of Bass Lines in Modern Music
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Popular Examples of Bass Lines in Modern Music

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1.  Gregory A. Franklin has served for nearly seven years as a partner and attorney at Ashcraft Franklin Young & Peters, LLP, in Rochester, New York. When not providing his services as a family lawyer, Gregory A. Franklin is a professional bassist who performs with singer- songwriter Marjorie Thompson. While mainstream music media often focuses on the classic guitar solos and charismatic vocalists that make up American music history, a number of popular and influential songs have been defined by instantly recognizable bass lines.
  • 2.  Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson is an example of a pop and R&B song that is driven by the bass. The instrument, generally known for keeping time and providing a song with rhythm, simultaneously provides Smooth Criminal with a highly danceable beat while evoking an air of tension that complements Jackson’s narration of a girl facing off against an intruder. A number of rock bands have also contributed to the canon of classic bass lines.
  • 3.  Pink Floyd’s Money opens with a toe-tapping hook on the bass that carries on for the duration of the song. The simple line not only keeps perfect time with the rest of the performance but also with a number of cleverly placed sound bites of a cash register opening. Arguably the most recognizable bass line ever is the one that opens, and unequivocally leads, Another One Bites the Dust by Queen. The line is so infectious that all other instruments, including Freddie Mercury’s legendary vocal cords, are structured around the bass.

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