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

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This commonly-used 12-bar Blues variation combines many of the variations we have already seen…

Doing so creates lots of harmonic interest and sense of forward motion…

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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 basic harmonic outline and three-phrase structure that define the 12-bar blues form!

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