Blues School: Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #5

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This commonly-used 12 bar Blues variation substitutes a ii7-V7 progression for the V7 chord in bars 9 and 10…

… which adds more harmonic motion and interest and is the beginning of a jazzier sound…

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Play along and sing the roots of each chord out loud (Hint: C=Do, D=Re, 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 #6