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Vol. 1 Triad Modules question

Discussion in 'Ask Todd Johnson' started by progrmr, Jun 20, 2011.


  1. progrmr

    progrmr

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    Hi -

    The only dumb question is a question not asked right?? please keep this in mind for the duration of this post :bag:

    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.

    thanks!
     
  2. Todd Johnson

    Todd Johnson

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    This is a typical "jazz blues"....which is an easy reharm of the the 1-4-5 blues you're thinking of....they're still 12 bars each. Since walking bass is used primarily / most often in jazz then that's the blues I decided was best to use. The principals still work the same....that's the really good news.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. progrmr

    progrmr

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    I figured it was something like that - I'm trying to apply the modules to the blues grooves I know already and going to the VI in the 8th measure caught me off guard.

    thanks for the explanation.
     
  4. Todd Johnson

    Todd Johnson

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    You're most certainly welcome....Have fun!!
     
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