Blues School: Major Blues 12-Bar Form & Harmony, Variation #8

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This commonly-used 12-bar Blues variation combines many of the variations we have already seen…

Doing so creates lots of harmonic interest and sense of forward motion…

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

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

Important: Notice that each variation preserves the basic harmonic outline and three-phrase structure that define the 12-bar blues form!

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