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A Guide To Song Forms – AAB Song Form

Mahesh

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Following up on our series of blog posts addressing song forms, in this article, we go deeper into one of the most important traditional forms - AAB

AAB is also called the 12-Bar Blues and it is widely used in popular rock and blues songs. The AAB usually refers to Verse, Verse, Refrain. Each of these sections would span 4 bars of length summing upto a total of 12 bars, hence the name - 12 Bar Blues. 

This article describes the fundamentals of the form further explaining its structure and usage by giving appropriate examples.

http://www.songstuff.com/song-writing/article/aab-song-form/

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