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Blues Chord Progressions

The heart and soul of American music.

PUBLISHED: Sep 10, 2013 • UPDATED: Aug 28, 2019 • LESSON CODE: UL59c • VISITS: 29

ANY ukulele Subjects: bluestheoryrepertoireprogressionssongwriting

Blues Chord Progressions

The twelve bar blues and its many variants use an elongated, three-line form of the I - IV - V progression that has also generated countless hit records, including the most significant output of rock and rollers such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard. In its most elementary form (there are many variants) the chords progress as follows: I - I - I - I - IV - IV - I - I - V - V - I - I

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Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.

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