Creating Blues: An Interdisciplinary Study
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SECTION VI: BLUES FORMAT TWELVE BAR BLUES
Blues consist of a twelve bar format. In written music, a bar is a vertical line that separate notes. The word bar also means the whole group of notes that appear between two vertical lines. Each verse is made up of three statements or questions. The first two are alike. The third is different but still related to the other two and rhymes with them. Each one is four bars long, making a total of twelve bars. Eloise Greenfield’s
Watching the World Go
are written like the lyrics of twelve-bar blues.