Definition of Rhythm section

1. Noun. The section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments.

Exact synonyms: Percussion, Percussion Section
Generic synonyms: Section
Derivative terms: Percussionist



Definition of Rhythm section

1. Noun. The section of a band maintaining the rhythm, consisting of eg drums, bass etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhythm Section

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Literary usage of Rhythm section

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1. Manufacturing Systems: Foundations of World-Class Practice by Joseph A. Heim (1992)
"I admire how the soloist works with the rhythm section, how the bass player interacts with the drummer. To me, the music is group music. ..."

2. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 6 by Ellen Linnihan (2003)
"The guitar is also used in the rhythm section. Both acoustic guitars and electric guitars are played in jazz. The bass plays the harmonies in the rhythm ..."

3. Public School Methods (1916)
"As indicated in the rhythm section (pages 68-76), these exercises consist in walking, skipping, jumping, hopping and clapping, stamping and whirling. ..."

4. Public School Methods (1921)
"As indicated in the rhythm section (pages 68-76), these exercises consist in walking, skipping, jumping, hopping and clapping, stamping and whirling. ..."

5. Black Music and Musicians in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser (1989)
"See: Rumba Rhythm-and-blues Grove B HDM [Rhythm and blues] B rhythm section HDM Riff Rim Grove M HDM M HDM Rock Grove B HDM B Rock 'n' roll Grove. ..."

6. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1908)
"And the importance of the rhythm-section cannot be exaggerated. Indeed I have sometimes thought that, without extreme arbitrariness or fancifulness, ..."

7. The Story of Organ Music by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1905)
"Tallis's Offertory is of enormous length, and is in the form of a fantasia, in which the orthodox triple rhythm section is represented by triple measure in ..."

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