Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ticket 35: Use 12 Bar Long Sections In Non 12 Bar Blues Songs

Most song sections are 8, 16 or even 32 bars long. Try writing one that's 12 bars. The connection with the blues can subconsciously take the edge off the weirdness.

Don't Bother Me
Don't Pass Me By
Fool On The Hill
I'm So Tired

See also

Private Investigations (Dire Straits)

Ticket 19: Different Bar Blues
Ticket 33: Subvert A 12 Bar Blues By Altering The Chord Sequence
Ticket 34: Disguise A 12 Bar Blues Song By Avoiding The AAB Lyric Structure

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write

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