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I wrote something yesterday that was confusing even to me when I read it again today. Mea culpa. The offending sentence was: Wright notes that Sammy “Nestico avoids doubling the bass voice inside the harmony in the next octave above the normal bass range." Context is important and I had two different arranging problems fighting for bandwidth in my head. But this begins to speak directly to yesterday's tease. Unpacking what he said The bass in any multi voice context is arguably the voice with the most gravitas. In harmonic analysis, you first look at the bass and then the melody to determine function. Modern commercial music producers clearly understand this - when the jackass in the car beh

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