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Use this Simple Technique to Liven Up Your Blues

Lesson ID: TB165

In this lesson, we’ll borrow a little jazz concept to help us build interesting blues chord progressions.

You’ve gotta know the basic 12 bar blues progression. But then what? After a while, you’re probably ready to breathe some new life into the tried and trusted standard 12 bar blues progression. It’s ok, we never leave it totally behind, but we can spruce it up a little bit.

Using the jazzy ii-V-I chord movement will introduce new chord tones and qualities into a plain Jane blues progression.

You’ll learn:

  • What the ii V I progression is all about
  • How to use the ii V I with different target chords
  • 2 Examples of a functioning ii V I in a 12 Bar Blues

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