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A style of blues piano playing characterized by a quick tempo, a repeated bass line, and a series of improvised variations in the treble.
[From African American Vernacular English, perhaps ultimately of West African origin and akin to Hausa bugi, form taken by the verb buga, to beat (drums), when preceding a noun object or to Mande bugɔ, to beat drums.]
(Jazz) a style of piano jazz using a dotted bass pattern, usually with eight notes in a bar and the harmonies of the 12-bar blues
boog•ie-woog•ie(ˈbʊg iˈwʊg i, ˈbu giˈwu gi)
a style of jazz piano blues featuring a constantly repeated bass figure and melodic improvisation in the treble.
[1925–30, Amer.; rhyming compound]
A jazz piano style based on blues guitar, with a strong, repetitive left-hand bass line and usually having eight beats to the bar. An early boogie-woogie hit was “Honky Tonk Train Blues” released in the 1930s by Meade “Lux” Lewis.
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|Noun||1.||boogie-woogie - an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)|
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles