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


This commonly-used 12-bar Blues variation inserts a short turnaround in bar 12…

Doing so ends the chorus with a maximum of harmonic tension that craves resolution back to the top.


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)…

learn more… 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #5