The 12 Bar Blues Part 1 previous lesson next lesson
Popular music; It all started with the blues.
The 12 bar blues is one of the most common structures in popular music, from blues, jazz, R&B, rock n roll, soul, rock and modern pop songs, elements of this structure (or pattern) can be seen. Understanding the 12 bar blues is a sure fire way of understanding how to improvise over almost any music.
Topics covered in this lesson:
- The 12 bar blues progression and the importance of chords I, IV, V
- Arpeggios around the progression in D
- Minor 3rd to Maj 3rd grace not flick on arpeggios (R&B Riff round the blues)