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Music Term: 12-bar minor blues

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

12-bar minor blues


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Another variation on the basic blues progression is the 12-Bar Minor Blues progression with the minor tonality in place of major. There are strong similarities to the standard 12-bar blues progression.General Elements of the 12-Bar Minor Blues progression:sThe progression is 12 measures long.sThe 5th measure is the Subdominant ( iv chord), or the chord based on the fourth step of the Tonic scale.The 9th measure begins a cadence progressing to the Tonic ( i chord).


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