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Blues Boogie

Composer Traditional    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 4/20/01; 4:13:03 PM
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This is a C Blues chord accompaniment which uses the rhythmic figures typical of boogie woogie that are frequently used in Black Gospel music.

The Boogie woogie style is played in 4/4 with each beat divided in 3 . In this kind of figuration, the chord to be played is broken into two parts. The left hand continually plays the root and fifth of the chord on the last third of each beat as a lead-in to a repeated 4 beat sequence of intervals which is played with stronger emphasis on the beat. On the first beat the right hand plays the major third and perfect fifth. On the second beat, the right hand plays the perfect fourth and major sixth. On the third beat, it plays the perfect fifth and minor seventh. On the fourth beat, it plays the perfect fourth and major sixth again. This oscillating sequence of intervals intrerlocking with the repeated root to perfect fifth interval in the left hand outlines a dominant 7th chord.

In this blues, the pattern visits the chords C7, F7 and G7 in the usual twelve bar blues form: C7 C7 C7 C7 F7 F7 C7 C7 G7 F7 C7 C7

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Last update: Friday, April 20, 2001 at 4:13 PM.