Blues School: Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #3


A commonly-used variation inserts a IV7 chord in bar 2…

… which provides a short excursion away from the I and adds more harmonic interest and motion than the otherwise static harmony in the first four bars…


Play along and sing the roots of each chord out loud (Hint: C=Do, F=Fa, G=So). Doing so is an extremely effective and efficient way to do ear training.

Frank playing a real-life example based on the form aboveā€¦

learn more… Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #4