Unformatted text preview: take form. Most common was the twelve-bar blues, which was a piece of music in standard harmonic progression of twelve measures in common time. The associated blues chords to a twelve-bar blues are normally a set of three different chords played over a twelve-bar format. Additionally, the use of blue or bent notes set to have blues distinguished from other styles of music. The term ‘the blues’ comes from the reference of ‘the blue devils’. This association is that the blue devil is a term meaning melancholy or sadness. As such, many blues songs reflect these emotions within their lyrics. Early in the onset of blues, the lyrics related to the troubles that were experienced by the African American society....
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- Music, african american society, Jesse Gold, twelve-bar, twelve-bar blues, Davis Blues Music