Need some variations for 12 bar blues

9fingers

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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!
 

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.
 

yZe

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Try doing an 8 bar

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

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 |
 

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.
 




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