Blues School: 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #7

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

This variation substitutes a full turnaround based on secondary dominants V7/II-V7/V-V7 in the last two bars, creating lots of harmonic interest, more interesting bass lines, and strong harmonic drive back to 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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