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jerome

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For any members or visitors who might wonder how to employ the new examples posted in the Single String Teaching section on June 30, here's a tip. A typical 12 bar Jazz Blues has a slightly different chord progression than a basic I-IV-V blues. This is a basic example:

 

G7/// C7/// G7/// G7/// C7/// C#dim7///

 

G7/// E7/// Am7/// D7/// G7/E7/ Am7/D7/

 

The four lines posted in the Single String section are called "Turnarounds" and fit the last two measures of the Jazz Blues. You could also transpose them up a minor third to Bb and try them over Rhythm Changes.

Have Fun,

jerome

YoungBlood

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Any turnaround that can be used in the last 2-4 bars of a blues, can also be used in the first 4 bars as well.
For example: the first four bars would look like
C7/F7/C7/C7...(IV)F7....

You can throw in a III7-VI7-II7-V7 in there. Alter each of those  chords as in  III7b9-vi7b5-II13b9-bvi7-bII7b5 [pay close attention to the melody notes so it doesn't sound too "out in the twinkies" as Ted would say} (with the  ii-V7 tritone sub for the last chord prior to the IV and use a ii-V7 for a smoother resolution)....you can also use bvi7-bii7 for the last two chords leading to the IV, and you've created a vi-ii-V7 turnaround inside of another turnaround (if that makes sense).



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