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101 Essential Blues Progressions

By Larry McCabe

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Guitar (Flatpicking & Fingerpicking) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Larry McCabe. Saddle-stitched, Rhythm/Backup. McCabe's 101 Series. Blues. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98339BCD).

Item Number: MB.98339BCD
ISBN 9780786647316. Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This user-friendly book and CD shows how to transform standard three-chord blues changes into harmonically sophisticated jazz-blues progressions. The book covers chord substitution, twelve-bar blues, minor blues, eight-bar blues, and sixteen-bar blues. Chord frames are supplied for guitarists. Blank treble and bass staves are included for writing songs, licks, and solos. An absolute goldmine for all musicians, students, blues songwriters, recording studios, ad agencies, and anyone who plays blues music. This truly amazing learning/reference work, designed for beginners and pros alike, also contains an appendix featuring a wealth of information about modern blues progressions and how to create them.

  • Introduction 
  • How To Use This Book 
  • Projects for Students  
  • 12 BAR MAJOR KEY BLUES PROGRESSIONS 
  • A Basic 12-Bar Major Key Blues Progression 
  • Variation on the Basic Progression 
  • Adding More Chord Voicings to the Basic Progression 
  • 12-Bar Blues with Dominant 9th Chords 
  • 12-Bar Blues with Dominant 7th and 9th Chords 
  • 12-Bar Blues with Dominant 13th Chords 
  • Mixed 7ths, 9ths and 13ths 
  • 12-Bar Blues with Major 6th and 6/9 Chords 
  • Mixed Dominant 7, 9, 13 and Major 6 and 6/9 Chords 
  • Substitute Progressions for Measures 1-4 
  • Substitute Progressions for Measures 5-8 
  • Substitute Progressions for Measures 9-10 
  • Turnarounds for Major Keys 
  • Modern 12-Bar Major Key Blues Progression #1 
  • Modern 12-Bar Major Key Blues Progression #2 
  • Modern 12-Bar Major Key Blues Progression #3 
  • 12-BAR MINOR KEY BLUES PROGRESSIONS 
  • A Basic 12-Bar Minor Key Blues Progressions 
  • Turnarounds for Minor Keys 
  • Modern 12-Bar Minor Key Blues Progression #1 
  • Modern 12-Bar Minor Key Blues Progression #2 
  • 8-BAR BLUES PROGRESSIONS 
  • 16-BAR BLUES PROGRESSIONS