Blues School: 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #3

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Third in the series of commonly-used Major 12 bar Blues variations…

This variation inserts a IV7 chord in bar 2, a short harmonic excursion that breaks up the otherwise static harmony in the first four bars.


Listen to Frank playing an example based on the form above (Hint: play along with the basic chords above so that you start to hear and internalize the changes)…


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