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Minor Blues

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 180
Pages: 1 2 3 4

Jazz reharms of blues progressions in a minor key aren't too difficult to get a hold on. It uses the basic blues form, but minor chords are used instead of 7th ones. The other main difference is that it uses a bVI7-V7-I turnaround instead of a II-V-I. Thus, in measures 9-11, you'll see an Ab7-G7-Cm7, instead of the Dm7-G7-C7 that you'd see in a major blues.

Here's the full 12-bar form with a sample solo. In the following pages, we'll dissect the chord choices and scales used. For now, just get familiar with the form and sound.
Minor Blues
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