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Eight-bar blues

Index Eight-bar blues

In music, an eight-bar blues is a typical blues chord progression, "the second most common blues form,"Riker, Wayne (1994). [1]

42 relations: Ain't Nobody's Business, Bar (music), Bassline, Blues, Blues ballad, Bonnie Raitt, Bridge (music), Buddy Guy, Chord progression, Creep (Radiohead song), Degree (music), Freddie King, George Thorogood, Get a Haircut, Glossary of musical terminology, Heartbreak Hotel, How Long, How Long Blues, Howlin' Wolf, Instrumental, It Hurts Me Too, J. B. Lenoir, Jimmy Rogers, Key to the Highway, List of blues standards, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Music, Nina Simone, Nine Pound Hammer, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Roman numeral analysis, Root (chord), Sitting on Top of the World, Sixteen-bar blues, Solo (music), Song structure, Stagger Lee, Thirty-two-bar form, Time signature, Trouble in Mind (song), Twelve-bar blues, Worried Life Blues.

Ain't Nobody's Business

"Ain't Nobody's Business" (originally "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do") is a 1920s blues song that became one of the first blues standards.

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Bar (music)

In musical notation, a bar (or measure) is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats in which each beat is represented by a particular note value and the boundaries of the bar are indicated by vertical bar lines.

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A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played (in jazz and some forms of popular music) by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).

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Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Blues ballad

The term blues ballad is used to refer to a specific form of popular music which fused Anglo-American and Afro-American styles from the late 19th century onwards.

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Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.

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Bridge (music)

In music, especially western popular music, a bridge is a contrasting section that prepares for the return of the original material section.

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Buddy Guy

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer.

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Chord progression

A chord progression or harmonic progression is a succession of musical chords, which are two or more notes, typically sounded simultaneously.

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Creep (Radiohead song)

"Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as their debut single in 1992; it appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey (1993).

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Degree (music)

In music theory, scale degree refers to the position of a particular note on a scale relative to the tonic, the first and main note of the scale from which each octave is assumed to begin.

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Freddie King

Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer.

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George Thorogood

George Lawrence Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is an American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware.

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Get a Haircut

"Get a Haircut" is a rock song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

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Glossary of musical terminology

This is a list of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, and program notes.

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Heartbreak Hotel

"Heartbreak Hotel" is a song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley.

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How Long, How Long Blues

"How Long, How Long Blues" (also known as "How Long Blues" or "How Long How Long") is a blues song recorded by the American blues duo Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1928.

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Howlin' Wolf

Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi.

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An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting.

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It Hurts Me Too

"It Hurts Me Too" is a blues standard that is "one of the most interpreted blues ". First recorded in 1940 by American blues musician Tampa Red, the song is a mid-tempo eight-bar blues that features slide guitar.

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J. B. Lenoir


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Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers (June 3, 1924 – December 19, 1997) was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters's band in the early 1950s.

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Key to the Highway

"Key to the Highway" is a blues standard that has been performed and recorded by several blues and other artists.

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List of blues standards

Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to being widely performed and recorded.

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Mary Had a Little Lamb

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is an English language nursery rhyme of the early nineteenth-century American origin.

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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Nine Pound Hammer

Nine Pound Hammer is an American hardcore band formed in 1985 by vocalist Scott Luallen and guitarist Blaine Cartwright in their hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky.

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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer.

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Roman numeral analysis

In music, Roman numeral analysis uses Roman numerals to represent chords.

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Root (chord)

In music theory, the concept of root is the idea that a chord can be represented and named by one of its notes.

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Sitting on Top of the World

"Sitting on Top of the World" (also "Sittin' on Top of the World") is a country blues song written by Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon.

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Sixteen-bar blues

The sixteen-bar blues can be a variation on the standard twelve-bar blues or on the less common eight-bar blues.

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Solo (music)

In music, a solo (from the solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung featuring a single performer, who may be performing completely alone or supported by an accompanying instrument such as a piano or organ, a continuo group (in Baroque music), or the rest of a choir, orchestra, band, or other ensemble.

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Song structure

Song structure or the musical forms of songs in traditional music and music are typically sectional, repeating forms used in songs, such as strophic form and is a part of the songwriting process.

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Stagger Lee

"Stagger Lee", also known as "Stagolee" and other variants, is a popular American folk song about the murder of Billy Lyons by "Stag" Lee Shelton in St. Louis, Missouri at Christmas, 1895.

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Thirty-two-bar form

The thirty-two-bar form, also known as the AABA song form, American popular song form and the ballad form, is a song structure commonly found in Tin Pan Alley songs and other American popular music, especially in the first half of the 20th century.

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Time signature

The time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, or measure signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are to be contained in each measure (bar) and which note value is equivalent to one beat.

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Trouble in Mind (song)

"Trouble in Mind" is a vaudeville blues-style song written by jazz pianist Richard M. Jones.

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Twelve-bar blues

The twelve-bar blues or blues changes is one of the most prominent chord progressions in popular music.

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Worried Life Blues

"Worried Life Blues" is a blues standard and one of the most recorded blues songs of all time.

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