Blues School: Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #6

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This commonly used 12-bar Blues variation inserts a secondary dominant A7 (V7/ii) in bar 8 to feed the Dm7 (ii7) in bar 9…

Such secondary dominants are a great way to add harmonic interest and to create a more sophisticated, jazzier sound…

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Listen to Frank playing a real-life example based on the form above…

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learn more… Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #7