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…


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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