Blues School: 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #8

Eighth, and final installment, in our series of commonly-used Major 12 bar Blues variations… 

The “variation” incorporate variations we have already seen combine in order to create lots of harmonic interest…

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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)…

Important: Notice that each variation preserves the three-phrase structural essence of the 12-bar form.

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