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

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This commonly-used 12-bar Blues variation substitutes a full turnaround based on secondary dominants V7/II-V7/V-V7 in the last two bars…

Doing so creates lots of harmonic interest, more interesting bass lines, strong harmonic voice leading, and rhythmic momentum to the top of the next chorus…


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 #8


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