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The 12-bar format is the most common blues form, but there are many others. You can find 8, 16 (to types) and 24 bar forms, and many songs will not fit into any of these formats. As long as there was only one man and his guitar, he could add or omit a bar or two without causing problems for any others.

We have played See See Rider as a 12-bar blues. Now we will play it as a 16-bar blues. In this 16-bar form, we simply repeat the second line.

(I have to re-write this into English notation. In Norway, as in Germany, the note that is B in English is named H, and the English Bb is B. The H7 means B7. This is, by the way, the reason why English speaking people cannot understand the story about Johann Sebastian Bach writing (or improvising - he was a master improviser) a fugue based on the theme created by his name: B-A-C-H. As the note H does not exist in English, it does not make sense. In English, the theme would be Bb-A-C-B, and then the whole point of the story has gone.)

See See Rider - 16 bar instrumental in E



   
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There are many new challenges in this arrangement. First we have to take a look at some moveable chords. If we move the standard D and D7 chord up two frets, we get E and E7. You should notice that many turnaround licks starts in this E7 position.

When you play E and E7 in these positions, you cannot play the 4th and 5th string. The 4th string is a D. It is a note that belongs to the E7, but the chord usually does not sound good with the 7th in the bass. The 5th string is A, and it will crash very hard with the G# in the E and E7 chords.

We will come back to these chords in the lessons xx and The moveable D/D7 shape.
E E7

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