24-Bar Blues Progressions

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24-Bar Blues Progressions
(I-IV-I-V-I)

The 24-bar blues progression is similar to a 12-bar traditional blues progression except each chord is doubled in duration. The turnaround is the last four bars of the progression. Below is an example of a proto typical progression in the key of C.

C7 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
C7 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
F7 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
C7 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
G7 / / / / / / / F7 / / / / / / /
C7 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Click below for the best in free 24-Bar Blues Progressions lessons available on the web as well as links to various examples.

Lessons

8, 16, and 24 Bar Blues (Olav Torvund)
Common Blues Forms (MoneyChords)

Song Examples

Bluesette
Folsom Prison Blues
She's A Woman


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