Why Bass? A Deeper Look At The Broad Appeal Of Lower Frequencies

By Aaron Nemec

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“It is a daily occurrence that I cross paths with loud music being emitted from another car. I may recognize the song or the artist, but for the most part neither particularly matters because often (if not usually) the song itself is diminished amongst deep bass vibrations. These instances illustrate how the music listener can be what Glenn Gould describes as a “usurper of power” by way of their tonal preferences. It is a disruption of the “familiar hierarchical setting of the musical establishment” from composer, to performer, to audience.”

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