Rules and forms
Improvisation, before it achieved its current state of perfection,
underwent several developments, all linked above all to rhyme.
Andoni Egaña and Sustrai Colina
The "bertsu" is a development of the "kopla". It developed from two
rhyming verses with rhythm to verses with 4 or 5 lines and the best
bertsularis sometimes play a risky game: the so-called 9 point verse with 9
Here we will explain how these different "forms" of verses are
Our aim here is to show the most common "forms" from the point of view of
the rhythm of the "bertsu", although it is not possible to dissociate the
rhythm chosen from the tune.
Ditxolari and koplari
A question of rhythm
A question of rhyme