Blues Soloing II (8 Bar Blues)

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Lesson Plan(s) for: Blues Soloing II (8 Bar Blues)

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5-10 minutes
15-20 minutes

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  • 15-20 minutes

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  • 5-10 minutes
5-10 minutes

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Who should learn this skill?

Learning to jam over the 8 bar blues means quick turn arounds and frequent walk-downs.

Primary Concepts for This Skill

  1. The 8 bar blues is typically based on the following progression: I – V – IV – I, I – V – I – V.
  2. There are many common variations on how long to hold the IV chord and whether to add ‘walking’ chords over the last I – V in bars 7 & 8.
  3. The 8 bar blues tends to used less and less in popular music, but it remains very recognizable.

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