Blues School: 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #4

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

The “variation” inserts a short turnaround in bar 12, ending the chorus with a maximum of harmonic tension that feeds the top of the next chorus…

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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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