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David's Tip of the Day: Stormy Monday (ii7 or V7 Chord) - Blues Standards

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With Root (G), 2nd (A), 3rd (B), flat-3rd (Bb), the descending chromatic movement of B to Bb is moving to A for Bar 9. The A could be the root note of the ii7 Chord as in the Allman Brothers version or to the 5th of the V7 Chord as in the Bobby Bland version.

Play to the Allman Brothers version starting with Bar 7 a root note progression of (two beats each) 2, 3", 3, 3', 3" and now that you're on the ii7 Chord play this 3" and the rest of the ii7 Chord for a line of 3" 4+ 5+ 6+ in eighth notes to hear the chord.

Now play to the Bobby Bland version with the same 2, 3", 3, 3', 3" and now that you're on the V7 Chord play this 3" and the rest of the V7 Chord for a line of 3" 1 2' 3" 4+.