bass drum

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bass drum

a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitch
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He thus decided to use a smaller drum, but found that the standard base drum beater would not strike the smaller drum in the centre, which was necessary to achieve the required sound effect.
They are entitled to the type of tunes they prefer; however, please, either keep the volume down or your sun roofs and windows closed as a service to the general public who are not appreciative of ``noise in the night'' - the overpowering sound of a bass viol and the pounding of a base drum, between which there is no orchestral sound to the accompanying thunder.
My heart thumped madly Out of control, pounding like a base drum in my ears.
Replete with strings, reeds, harpsichord and a charming base drum, the company graced "The Marriage's" overtures, drawing the listener closer and closer, exalting Mozart's score.
It couldn't have been more timely and brought the whole of Gresty Road alive to the sounds of base drums and singing choirs.
Today, like yesterday, talented woodwind musicians practice on an instrument that they have no prior experience with, successfully mastering the art of the "pipes" and marching in full festive regalia to the beat of snare and base drums.