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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Could somebody explain what is meant by an AABA jazz form?
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    It means one chord progression (A) is played twice, then a bridge (B) then the A is repeated a last time.
  3. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Thank you sir.
  4. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    This is the common form for rhythm changes, by the way.

  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Typically - it is 8 bar sections, played 4 times, making up a total of 32 - although not always.

    And quite often, you will have a "second time bar" - so the second A section will have a slightly different ending to lead you into the bridge.

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