I I I I IV IV I I V IV I I Standard Blues Progression
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 12:24 am
(1-1-1-1-4-4-1-1-5-4-1-1) Standard 12 bar Blues pattern with four bars of chord I at start then it heads to chord IV. Examples below Blues in G (BB King), Shiny Moon (Teskey Brothers).
My sample audio here with chords A A A A D D A A E D A E. The 12th bar in this example turns around to chord V before repeating song. This helps break the long chord I segment.
B.B. King - Blues in G
This on’es in G, so G7, C7 and D7 chords can be used.
Bars 1-12 use chords :
| G| G | G |G |C |C |G |G |D |C |G |D|
1 -1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 4 - 1 -1 -5 - 4 -1 - 5
Last bar has turnaround to chord V.
The Teskey Brothers - Shiny Moon
This on’es in E, so uses chords E7, A7, B7.
Bars 1-12 Chords :
| E | E | E | E | A | A | E | E | B | A | E | E |
1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 4 - 1 - 1
Other Examples of this Progression
Elvis Presley - GI Blues
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Canned Heat - Goin' Up te Country