Blues School: Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #7

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This commonly used 12-bar Blues variation substitutes a full turnaround based on secondary dominants V7/II-V7/V-V7 in the last two bars…

Doing so creates lots of harmonic interest, more interesting bass lines, strong harmonic voice leading, and rhythmic momentum to the top of the next chorus…

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Does anybody want to hear Frank play a real-life example based on the chord changes above?


learn moreā€¦ Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #8