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Going through the first module of the walking basslines Triad Modules book. You say the example will be applied to a 12-bar blues in F.
Here's the question:
Typical 12-bar blues is a I-IV-V progression, however your examples present an additional chord, the D (F, Bb, Cm, D). What is the purpose for this and why did you deviate from a traditional I-IV-V? I get it for the turn around..but not in the 8th measure replacing the one.