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What is a Blues Progression? FREE LESSON
Published: Dec 15, 2008 Updated: Aug 1, 2012, • 3150

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What is a Blues Progression?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

What is a Blues Progression?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today.

The Blues - a chord progression, a scale, a feeling. This UkuleleLesson presents an introduction to the blues progression and a couple of scale position of the pentatonic scale to get you started improvising.

The most common form of a blues chord progression is twelve measures in length containing three four measure sections using the primary chords of a key. The primary chords of a major or minor key are the I*, IV and V chords.

While other measure lengths are possible, such as eight and sixteen measures, the twelve measure form is the most common.

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