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Rock 12 Bar Blues

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    What is the form in a rock 12-bar blues? Is it the same as a jazz one?
  2. Slot


    Oct 17, 2003
    Sydney - The Shire
    The Rock 12bar blues is generally alot simpler than the jazz one.

    Here's the stock standard form



    V---|IV---|I---|IV #IV V <- phrasing = 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a

    There's plenty of variants of it, buts thats the one that i come across most often. The turnaround in the last bar can be what ever you like really, aslong as it resolves strongly back into the the 'I' chord.
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