8 Bar Blues Form

About This Lesson

What is the 8 Bar Blues?

The 8-bar blues is a variation on the traditional 12-bar blues format and is often found in New Orleans blues styles.

Simple Blues Form
(1 = C, 4 = F, 5 = G *In the Key of C)

1 1 4 4
1 5 1 1

so…

C C F F
C G C C

Of course each bar gets 4 beats!

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