Need some variations for 12 bar blues

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  1. 9fingers

    9fingers Supporting Member

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    So this is the "basic 12 bar blues:
    1111 1111 1111 1111
    4444 4444 1111 1111
    5555 4444 1144 1155

    I need some cool variations, especially for the turnaround part between bars 8 & 12. Thanks!
     
  2. Clifford-D

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    Here's a standard jazz style Blues with lots of tritone subs.
    Classic turnaround.

    |..A13..Eb9..|..D9..G#13..|..A13..Bb13..|..A13..Eb9..|

    |..D9..Eb9..|..D9..D#dim7..|.. A13..G13..|..F#13..C9|

    |..B9..F13|..E13..Bb13|..A13..C13..|..B13..Bb13..||

    Kinda Parkerish.
     
  3. yZe

    yZe Senior Member

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    Try doing an 8 bar

    4/4 ||: I | IV | I | VI7 | V | IV | I VI7 | II mi V7 :||
     
  4. willhutch

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    Here's a standard jazz blues 12 bar:

    | I7 | IV7 | I7 | I7 |

    | IV7 |#IVdim | I7 | VI7 |

    | iim7 | V7 | I7 VI7 | iimin7 (or II7) V7 |
     
  5. Clifford-D

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    Looks like we're all providing jazz variations

    I'll keep it rock

    Supernatural by Peter Green

    | Dm7|....|C..Bb|Dm7|

    |Dm7|....|A7alt|....|

    |Dm7|....|Gm7|.....|

    |Dm7|A7alt|Dm7|A7alt||

    I guess that's 16 bars.
     
  6. 9fingers

    9fingers Supporting Member

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    Trying them all out, Thanks!! Keep them coming por favor.
     

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