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Blues Progressions

12 Bar Blues Progressions in my easy to memorize Song Form Grid Format.

All Progressions shown in Dominant and Minor Forms.

Roman Numerals in Diagrams Represent a Chord's Position in a Key

 

NUMERAL CHORD AND PRONUNCIATION
FUNCTION: WHAT IT DOES IN A SONG

I

 FIRST CHORD OF KEY

“THE ONE”

Creates Stability (i.e. Tonic Function)

II, bII

SECOND CHORD OF KEY

“THE TWO” OR “THE FLAT TWO”

Creates Contrast (i.e. Subdominant Function)

III, bIII

THIRD CHORD OF KEY

“THE THREE” OR “THE FLAT THREE”

Creates Stability (i.e. Tonic Function)

IV, IV

Fourth Chord of Key

“The four” or “the sharp four”

Creates Contrast (i.e. Subdominant Function)

V

Fifth Chord of Key

“The five”

Creates Tension (i.e. Dominant Function)

VI, bIV

Sixth Chord of Key

“The six” or “THE Flat six”

Creates Stability (i.e. Tonic Function)

VII, bVII

Seventh Chord of Key

“The seven” or “THE Flat seven”

Creates Tension  (i.e. Dominant Function)

 

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