Articles about 12-Bar Blues

Carl Verheyen on Performance
Guitar Player (2014) Vol. 48, No. 10, pp. 135

As The 12-bar blues progression has been interpreted many different ways over the last century by electric guitarists, and a thorough study of the vast stylistic differences is extensive. The fourth level of sophistication for blues players is obviously jazz ...

Beginner's Corner ["Wipe Out!"]
Banjo Newsletter (2013) Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 14-15


"Possible Paths": Schemata of Phrasing and Melody in Charlie Parker's Blues
Music Theory Online (2012) Vol. 18, pp. np

This paper proposes a schematic approach to analyzing Charlie Parker's improvisations on the twelve-bar blues. Schemata are pre-learned, recurring solutions to the problems of high-speed improvisation. Phrasing schemata solve the meter problem: they are templates for the chorus-level organization of ...

Uncut (2012) , No. 180, pp. 71