Blues Harmony - Developing the 12 Bar Frame

by Ivan Milenkovic

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  • Hey GMC, welcome to another 1 on 1 lesson from me, this time we are developing the 12 bar blues frame.

    This lesson is about chords and rhythm, but it can be useful for guitar soloing, because we are covering some interesting licks, and ideas on how to accent given harmony with certain notes, intervals etc.

    The videos are demonstrating the concept from easy to hard kind of way, so in the end we have a nice chord progression that represents a sum of all the things learned in the lesson. You can find this progression in the guitar pro lesson file.

    The topic of 12 bar frame development is very wide, but I tried to keep it simple and show you basic theory concept behind it. This will I hope be a nice start for you to experiment with various harmonies and create nice rhythmic patterns. This concept is very useful in songwriting as well when your creativity needs a little push.

    This lesson contains:

    - 12 bar blues progression

    - major key basic chord theory

    - rhythm blues & pop licks

    - chord progression examples


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