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…

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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)…

learn more… 12 Bar Major Blues Form & Harmony – Variation #8

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