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12-Bar Basie Blues Chord Progression

This is a standard variation of the basic 12-bar blues chord progression, and named after the Count Basie Band because of it’s frequent use by this band.

General elements of the 12-bar Basie blues progression
1. The progression is 12 measures long
2. The 5th measure is typically the subdominant (IV chord), or the chord based on the fourth step of the tonic scale
3. The 9th measure begins a cadence progressing to the Tonic (I chord).

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