Twelve Bar Blues
By: Tatyanna Tyger
- Originated in the 1930’s.
- Known for have 12 bars in the beats.
- Began in the deep south, Mississippi Delta.
- Had a big influence on jazz music.
- In the 1940’s blues made its way up north and midwest.
- Singers often talked about their emotions and depressing times.
- Some blues influencers are W.C. Handy, Muddy Waters, and Bessie Smith.