Barnyard Blues


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This song uses a standard 12-bar blues progression in the key of C-major. The quick grace notes help give it a “down on the farm” flavor. The main section starts at measure 5 and is fairly repetitive. For example, after you learn measures 5 and 6, you simply repeat that same pattern on different chords. The left hand has a lot of chromatic motion starting at measure 17, so keep an eye on the accidentals. Another challenging section starts at measure 49 with a riff leading into the last chorus, which is played up an octave with some extra notes. And to wrap the song up, I gave a shout out to “Old McDonald” at measure 60.