The 12 bar Blues is probably the most common song structure or chord progression in music! In this video I am going to analyze some of the common variations of the Jazz Blues and cover what you need to know to make have a strong chord progression adn chord substitution vocabulary for playing over a jazz blues.
I am going to talk about how the jazz blues can contain IVm progressions, #IV dim chords and also some other parallel II V options.
Hope you like it!
0:00 Intro – Jazz Blues – the most common progression in Western Music
0:34 Example: The Basic Jazz Blues form
0:57 The Main Structure and parts of the form
1:35 Analysis of the harmony
2:20 A bit of history of the Blues Harmony since Charlie Parker
3:50 The options for altered dominants and Tritone II V’s in various places
4:07 Examples of possible cadence to IV
5:25 It’s all about the subdominant!
5:50 Example: Blues with a #IV dim chord in bar 6
6:18 Scale choices for the #IV in the blues
7:07 Blues themes with #IV in the progression
7:20 #IV bonus: The Blue note!
9:02 The IVm chord
9:34 Scale options for IVm or bVII 10:24 IV in Blues themes
11:21 Cadence to II chord
11:56 the chromatic II V chain
12:22 example with the Chromatic II V’s
12:45 How to deal with the parallel motion in a solo
14:21 Tritone sub for the II chord
15:00 Do you know any great Blues Progression harmonizations?
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