C Blues is a common blues key in jazz music. It is an especially popular key for Charlie Parker’s bebop heads on the common blues form such as Cheryl and Relaxin’ At Camarillo. Chord charts also include changes for bebop blues, aka “Bird Blues”.

Practice the blues in another key: Blues in All 12 Keys

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

Videos to learn the melody/changes


  1. Hi Brent,
    thanks for giving this blues first aid kit. Is it an idea to give the 12 blues form in a sheet paper?

    • Hi Vandermey,

      I hope I'm understanding your question correctly, but I would say that you should memorize the blues form and not write it down if you don't have to. The Blues is a song form you will want to know without having to even think about it. Best of luck!

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