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Not to sure if this was the right place to post this, but I thought here good a place as any
So iv just written a new song on my acoustic, and iv done it in 8 bar blues, the song works well, and i can play it in time using the metronome. there 4 verses each lasting 8 bars.....or so I thought. After a count up I realised the the first verses has 9 bars ?
Now this maybe a silly question but does this matter ?
I can still play the song in time and it still all fits together (or so it seems to me?)
Doesn't matter at all. It just makes it a bit more interesting.
There are blues songs with all sorts of odd numbers of bars in them.
"Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand" - Homer Simpson
It probably speaks volumes about me that I assumed this thread would be about relational databases.
Weird numbers of bars is fine. Songwriters often knock a bar (or half a bar) off to surprise the listener with the chorus. (Foo fighters do this a lot)
Country and western songs are also full of this little trick no problem at all
Cool thanks for the reply
Check out Sitting on Top of the World by Howlin' WOlf - perfect example of a 9 bar (extra bar is in the turnaround). There are many examples of this - one favourite being Champagne and Reefer by Muddy Waters - a 15 bar blues created by adding an extra bar each time on the I.
Lol, try looking up some old folk songs, I have a song with 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 bar versions
I think I may have suffered this on a couple of lads holidays from back in the day.
Isn't Deep Purple's wring that neck 17 bars?
Odd numbers of bars is fine, but I can't handle it when the bloke who wrote the song plays it differently each time. Sometimes it's 9 bars, sometimes its 10, other times its 9.5 bars. Make up your mind!
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