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So I'm trying to learn this song and I was hoping you guys could help me "understand" it if that makes sense.

Here is the version of the song I'm going off of on youtube. And here's a transcription of the song I found that seems to be pretty accurate: enter image description here

Its a blues in F, but the changes are almost like they would be for a blues in D (D G A). So instead of I IV V it becomes VI II III. Is that an appropriate way to think about it? Because that would make it not really a blues right? Its not a common chord progression is it?

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It's still a type of I-IV-V progression, you're just in a minor key (D minor) instead of a major key (F major). The VI-II-III in actuality is a i(Dm)-iv(Gm)-V(A7).

There's more then one flavor of blues progressions and this one is derived from typical minor blues progression patternes.

  • Just to make it more clear, every time signature corresponds to 2 keys. A major one and a (relative) minor one. In this case, the Major key is F and the Minor one is D – Shevliaskovic Mar 23 '15 at 15:24

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