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twelve-bar blues

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twelve-bar blues

  1. (music) A blues form built on a twelve-measure chord pattern, most typically I,I,I,I,IV,IV,I,I,V7,IV,I,V7, where I, IV and V7 represent the tonic, subdominant and dominant seventh chords respectively.

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