12-bar minor blues
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:
- The progression is 12 measures long.
- The 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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