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Bob Cranshaw BASS oo. LINES” * a = ae Pree) Pan YRL ac PRONE Ceo ee amet sas U.S $4.95 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ee THE BLUES FORM . : #2 TURNAROUNDS fee Bb BLUES... ed B BLUES. a0) C BLUES. oreo) Db BLUE! DBLUES. Eb BLUES..... EBLUES........+4+ FBLUES.........+45 F#BLUES.........05 SCALE SYLLABUS ....... G BLUES Ab BLUES. ABLUES.. : 10 peers gla) 1S INTRODUCTION Methorne Robert (Bob) Cranshaw was born in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, on December 10, 1932, the son of a | pr|c-| cx] | cs] ol wld s. || e7 | Bor rr [com BOT vor | Fr AQ pr | c- | alr pr |G- cz | MN oVel I m vz! o v7 | 1Turnaround J 6. | mt | or | o7 | A blues chord progression that Charlie Parker used on "Blues For Alice” and "Chi Chi" uses descending root movement coupled with a cycle of fourths (upward). This is sometimes called "Bird Blues.” »| vor | vor | FT a- pil @- cr Turnaround _ _ Bb7 In c- FT BoT 0 V7 Fr | ao Bale ie u m Viz Jr [xe ar | o- or | c- er fom | m-|a-]ar-]a-[or| a= or | o- cf See volume 2 "Nothin' But Blues" for a Bird Blues practice track Blues in minor keys has been popular with jazz musicians. "Mr. P.C." by John Coltrane isa favorite and uses this standard minor blues progression, (Mr. P.C." is included in Volume 27 - "John Coltrane" play-a-long set): Je] e-[e Je- ox r-| c-| c-| 90 [or | c-| ve or'9] Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" is often called a 16-bar blues. Itcan be found on Volume 11 - "Herbie Hancock" play-a-long set On this page I will list additional Blues progressions that jazz musicians have played. The secretis tobe able tomentally hear the chord/scale progressions before you actually play them. Bassists need to be aware of all the possibile chord/scale alterations in order to be an effective part of the rhythm section or soloist. Chord progression to Dance of The Infidels by Bud Powell Key of F 1 |Fs Bb? |a- ae [Fre BT fee | I Bb- Eb7 [A= | Ab- Db7IG~ |pb- Gb7|F7 D7? 1G- C7 |) 2. |B- BY 1A- D7 IG- C7 IF#- By 1 Bb7 — |Bb- EDT | |*- [ee ee CT |Do- Ger} A- DT IG C7 | Db~_Gb7 3. lle7 F#°!G- Ab? lF7 C#-1C- F7 | Bobs IBb- Eb7 | abe [Ab- Dee | cba [Gr ev [A= pr ia- cr | F7_p1_|pb- Modal Blues 4, IFT \Bb7 Bo7 IC- C#-lC- F7 | Bb7 1 “1 a7 ppt \s? \er A- D7 |G- c7 || Ag _pzia7_cz_ tt & lic-/F | % 1% lc- Fv | F-/Bb |! x | % \G-1e “% 1c-f x I The Blues is usually thought of as being three 4-bar phrases. You should experiment with interchanging the three 4-bar phrases. ‘Take a 4-bar section from one blues and insert itin another. This is one way of arriving at new blues progressions. TURNAROUNDS The last two bars of the Blues is called the TURNAROUND. There are are various TURNAROUNDS and it's helpful to know them all as you never know which one a player may choose. TURNAROUNDS for F BLUES -- last two measures of Blues Bar 11 Bar 12 Bart) Bari2 parti Bari? | ¥7 | c7 | | ao v7 | G- c7l} | az v7 | pba c7 | | er ler ca J a-av-| c- cr] | az D7 | pba abr | | e7 pz | ez cr | | a- a7 | pba cz || a- pr | pb- aor | | ez v7 | c- cr | az pr | er cr | || av pz | pb- ab7 | | a- v7] G- cr] | az v7 | c- cr | |] a- av-| G- av7 | You'll find the first chord/scale in bar 1] is interchangeable. It can be F7, A -, AQ or A7. When the Db - G7 sound is played in Bar 12, we call it the TRITONE SUBSTITUTION (TRITONE SUB). NOTE: On the Volume 42 LP or cassette, each recorded track utilizes two different chord progressions. A triangle is sounded on the 11th bar to indicate the beginning of the second blues chord progressions. 1. Bb BLUES PLAY 8 CHORUSES 2. B BLUES PLAY 6 CHORUSES =: - a 4 A E _ Bip re a Wet DP ptone at tere eieee= tere Foie tril ce a Fe op De Gtr ep BA ee i cI FE par Trier ead le ote 6| 27 E7 aD B7 a Fe icy ee 2S a . = = Si a7 a For aoe De D-H pie dei ap uf AN Dt GET ay CA 7 OD BTD H_, - et ae 3 -] ad lib. ral. ee 3. C BLUES PLAY 8 CHORUSES 4. Db BLUES PLAY 7 CHORUSES " 5. D BLUES PLAY 12 CHORUSES. ey Nova 1| D7 G7 Dr D7 rare ys te se Ie) pee ete nae pre oro dele pape oS pa Br &- x Teter pp G7 Tes tacts | oar =e = = ep a7 fae 578 D7 u a Qs a ¥ s ' ¥ N ater 4 FR Fe Be Az foe He Ft- By E- Ary D7 SS ad tb, 14 6. Eb BLUES PLAY 9 CHORUSES AP 7 7. E BLUES J=76 PLAY 7 CHORUSES. B- 4 (Sine) 7 AZ ag pl? DDE ie retelerie gst Be. ES =F Ayes! oS ae A Gt? cty"7. e eee -% ae, ai re 8. F BLUES J=100 PLAY 8 CHORUSES Ges seis G- oe 3] 7 G- we erste Bbr SS er ete G- aN ret Choe