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

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This commonly-used 12-bar Blues variation inserts a secondary dominant A7 (V7/ii) in bar 8 to feed the Dm7 (ii7) in bar 9…

Such secondary dominants are a great way to add harmonic interest and to create a more sophisticated, jazzier sound…


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 #7


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