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Specific standard chord progressions.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Jazzin', Jul 19, 2005.


  1. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Does anyone know the chord progressions for these...

    the 12bar jazz blues

    the song "Rhythm Changes"
     
  2. 12 bar blues – Here’s how I think of it.

    Let’s turn 12 bars of nuthin into a blues form.

    || I | I | I | I | I | I | I | I | I | I | I | I ||

    Traditionally, the first four bars is like a call. Second four bars is a repetition of that call. Last four bars is an answer/response to the call, so let’s separate it into those sections.

    || I | I | I | I || I | I | I | I || I | I | I | I ||

    The answer should have some finality, so let’s make a cadence.

    || I | I | I | I || I | I | I | I || V | V | I | I ||

    Both calls are exactly the same. That’s boring. I usually say it more emphatically the second time, since they probably didn’t hear it the first time. We’ll give a musical reason to draw in the listener.

    || I | I | I | I || IV | IV | I | I || V | V | I | I ||

    Hmm, the answer seems a little dismissive, don’t you think? Let’s make it address the question a little more relevantly.

    || I | I | I | I || IV | IV | I | I || V | IV | I | I ||

    Okay, now to bluesify it.

    || I7 | I7 | I7 | I7 || IV7 | IV7 | I7 | I7 || V7 | IV7 | I7 | I7 ||

    That’s a basic blues form. There are a lot of different modifications that are frequently made, though.

    || I7 | IV7 | I7 | I7 || IV7 | IV7 | I7 | VI7 || ii7 | V7 | I7 | I7 ||

    and stuff.



    “Rhythm changes” refer to the changes to “I’ve got Rhythm”, and adaptations/variations of those changes. They follow an AABA structure, with each section 8 bars long, going something like this:

    A:
    || I vi7 | ii7 V7 | I vi7 | ii7 V7 | I I7 | IV ii7 | V7 | I V7 ||


    A:
    || I vi7 | ii7 V7 | I vi7 | ii7 V7 | I I7 | IV IV#dim | V7 | I ||

    Bridge:
    || III7 | III7 | VI7 | VI7 | II7 | II7 | V7 | V7 ||

    A:
    || I vi7 | ii7 V7 | iii vi7 | ii7 V7 | I I7 | IV IV#dim | V7 | I ||


    You could probably find faster and more complete answers to this stuff doing a google searches .
     
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Thanks alot.
    Is that a standard jazz blues? or just a modified rock blues?
     
  4. It's whatever you wanna call it.