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Blues For A Forgotten Ancient Music

By Roger Aldridge

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Jazz Combo
Composed by Roger Aldridge. Jazz, Blues. Lead Sheet, Sheet Music Single. 1 pages. Published by Roger Aldridge (S0.81975).

Item Number: S0.81975

A slow, soulful blues for those times when we need to play a slow, soulful blues. The title comes from a day when I was reflecting upon lost ancient civilizations and wondering about their music. What did the music sound like? Did the musicians back then have steady gigs?This is a fairly conventional 12-bar blues, however it has some interesting quirks. The 4th bar has a sustained C with V7 (#9) chords moving chromatically upwards against it. In terms of conventional harmony, the C is a "wrong note" on several of the chords (like the Db7). The chord changes have reharmonization in several places. The ending, with a shift to major 7th chords, is unusual for a blues.


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