Online Lindy Hop Dance Lesson Video: Lindy Hop - Irregular Forms
Not all songs have one of the above-mentioned forms: 12 bars, 16 bars, or 32 bars. Some songs have forms unique to their melody. For example: Sugar Blues, Darktown Strutter's Ball, and A Good Man Is Hard To Find. These songs have irregular forms. In Sugar Blues the chorus is divided into two sections; the first section has four 8-counts and the second section has five 8-counts (18 bars). In Darktown Strutter's Ball there are two distinct sections; the first section is four 8-counts and the second is six 8-counts (20 bars). A Good Man Is Hard To Find has two sections with four 8-counts in the first and seven 8-counts in the second (22 bars).