Blues School: Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #4


This commonly-used 12-bar Blues variation inserts a short turnaround in bar 12…

… which ends the chorus with a maximum of harmonic tension that craves resolution back to the top.


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 #5