Blues School: 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #6

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

The “variation” inserts a secondary dominant A7 (V7/ii) in bar 8 to feed the Dm7 (ii7) in bar 9. Secondary dominants are a great way to create a more sophisticated, jazzier sound…

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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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