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RickCochran

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I was referred here by GT tricks,

Question- lesson 2 intro to 12 bar blues
Why does blues in A start with #2 on count and not #1? It’s in red on sheet.
Where does the turnaround come in? After A at (12) or E at (13)?

thanks

#1

I was referred here by GT tricks,

Question- lesson 2 intro to 12 bar blues
Why does blues in A start with #2 on count and not #1? It’s in red on sheet.
Where does the turnaround come in? After A at (12) or E at (13)?

thanks

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: RickCochran

Question- lesson 2 intro to 12 bar blues
Why does blues in A start with #2 on count and not #1? It’s in red on sheet.

Measure 1 (or bar 1) is simply a reference showing all 3 chords to be used in the example progression. The practice tune actually starts at measure 2.

They happen to be on the same page, so the notation transcriber just made them part of the same overall measure counting.

Make sense?

Originally Posted by: RickCochran
Where does the turnaround come in? After A at (12) or E at (13)?[/p]

The turnaround is traditionally the last 2 measures of a 12 bar blues. So the turnaround will be both measures 11 & 12 of this blues (A - I chord & E - V chord). Or if you are following the numbers in red, that's measures 12 & 13.

Anders covers this explicitly 2 lessons ahead in that tutorial.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=14432&s_id=937

Hope that helps!

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#2

Originally Posted by: RickCochran

Question- lesson 2 intro to 12 bar blues
Why does blues in A start with #2 on count and not #1? It’s in red on sheet.

Measure 1 (or bar 1) is simply a reference showing all 3 chords to be used in the example progression. The practice tune actually starts at measure 2.

They happen to be on the same page, so the notation transcriber just made them part of the same overall measure counting.

Make sense?

Originally Posted by: RickCochran
Where does the turnaround come in? After A at (12) or E at (13)?[/p]

The turnaround is traditionally the last 2 measures of a 12 bar blues. So the turnaround will be both measures 11 & 12 of this blues (A - I chord & E - V chord). Or if you are following the numbers in red, that's measures 12 & 13.

Anders covers this explicitly 2 lessons ahead in that tutorial.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=14432&s_id=937

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Waggy59

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Originally Posted by: RickCochran

I was referred here by GT tricks,

Question- lesson 2 intro to 12 bar blues
Why does blues in A start with #2 on count and not #1? It’s in red on sheet.
Where does the turnaround come in? After A at (12) or E at (13)?

thanks

Thank goodness its not just me! futher clarity required sorry Chris. I can see the 3 examples of the cords above the notation however why doesent the the first bar of music start at 1?

#3

Originally Posted by: RickCochran

I was referred here by GT tricks,

Question- lesson 2 intro to 12 bar blues
Why does blues in A start with #2 on count and not #1? It’s in red on sheet.
Where does the turnaround come in? After A at (12) or E at (13)?

thanks

Thank goodness its not just me! futher clarity required sorry Chris. I can see the 3 examples of the cords above the notation however why doesent the the first bar of music start at 1?

Waggy59

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Many thanks Sascha Very much appreciated? It now makes perfect sense and now feel a little silly in asking the question ? However it has demonstrated what a resource the forum is. Lot to learn

#4

Many thanks Sascha Very much appreciated? It now makes perfect sense and now feel a little silly in asking the question ? However it has demonstrated what a resource the forum is. Lot to learn

ChristopherSchlegel

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Thanks for replying, Sascha.

Originally Posted by: Waggy59
However it has demonstrated what a resource the forum is. Lot to learn

Yes! Please use the forum whenever you have a question!

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#5

Thanks for replying, Sascha.

Originally Posted by: Waggy59
However it has demonstrated what a resource the forum is. Lot to learn

Yes! Please use the forum whenever you have a question!

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ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: alphasmoochie

You are a teaching machine, in every corner of this site. Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your clear concise instruction in your videos and in the forum. I suspect that you're either a workaholic... or an android ;-)

Maybe both! Thanks. :)

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#6

Originally Posted by: alphasmoochie

You are a teaching machine, in every corner of this site. Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your clear concise instruction in your videos and in the forum. I suspect that you're either a workaholic... or an android ;-)

Maybe both! Thanks. :)

Christopher Schlegel
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