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All Blues
Kind of blue by Miles Davis
Written: 1959
Structure:
The song uses a different chord sequence to the original 12 bar blues. It uses
G-G-G-G-C-C-G-G-D#9-Eb#9/D#9-G-G. This chord sequence is
repeated 19 times in the piece overall, however, it is different in the coda.
Between each solo section there…

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Harmony:
The piece uses chromatic harmony to colour the chords adding to the blues
effect. The piece is modal jazz and so rather than relying on complicated chord
patterns the harmony focuses on a mode so the improvised solos are freer.
Bars 9 and 10 of the chord sequence are…

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