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.