Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Quick IV, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- In this example, we're going to make one change…in our 12-bar form.…We're going to add in something blues players like…to call a QuickIV.…Now up to now, you've been playing four bars…of the I chord at the top of the form.…A variation of that is to substitute a Quick IV chord…in bar two.…You play one bar of the I chord…followed one bar of the IV chord,…and then two more bars of the I chord.…The rest of the form stays the same.…Here's the first four bars of a blues in G…with a Quick IV.…
(playing blues music)…Okay, that's the sound.…Lets put those thirds and sevenths in your left hand…with a simple blues scale melody in your right hand.…(upbeat blues music)…
Note: This course was created and produced by Alfred Music. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- 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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