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3 Jazz Blues Forms Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know

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The blues is arguably the most important song form in jazz and everybody needs to learn how to play the blues and should spend a lot of time practicing the blues.

So in this video today, I want to go over 3 different blues song forms as jazz musicians we need to know. We need to understand how they work and need to be able to improvise over them.

Important Links and Resources

Suggested Resource:

I talk about the blues and other chord progressions in my basic jazz theory eBook “Zero to Improv

Further Reading:

4 Blues Chord Progressions You Need to Know 

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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