Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Minor 12-bar blues and the "Green Onions" bass line, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Our 12-bar blues could also be in a minor key.…We could, for instance, have the same progression…of one, four, and five chords,…but all of them would be minor.…In the key of C, for example,…we have C minor, (plays a chord)…F minor, (plays a chord)…and G minor (plays a chord).…Here's a bass line for a famous minor blues…called Green Onions.…(dark blues music)…Okay, it's using the root, the flat three, and the four.…
I'm going to play minor treads in my right hand…in the same inversions as we did in the last example…over this Green Onions bass line.…(blues music)…
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- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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