“Trouble In Mind” Tutorial
In this lesson we explore a slow blues in the key of G.
The tune is called “Trouble In Mind” and it was first recorded in 1924 by a jazz pianist named Richard Jones.
The 8 Bar Blues Form
You will immediately notice that this tune does not follow the standard 12 bar blues form that we have covered earlier in this course. Instead, this tune follows the 8 bar form which is less common than the 12 bar format.
However, there are many similarities with the 12 bar form. The chords are all dominant voicings and the entire 8 bars is comprised of the I7, IV7, and V7 chords.
Chord Chart, Melody, & Transcription
Below you can download the 8 bar blues chord chart, the melody of the tune, and also a full transcription of Steve’s improvisation.
“Trouble In Mind” Chord Changes File Type: pdf
“Trouble In Mind” Transcription File Type: pdf