#3
A twelve bar blue is the progression

I - I - I - I - IV - IV - I - I - V- IV - I - I

It can use all dominant seventh chords, all minor, or all major.
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#4
It uses the chords for the first, fourth, and fifth scale degrees for whatever key the songs in.

So if it were in E,

E F# G# A B C# D#

1--2--3--4--5--6--7

it would use the E as the I, the A as the IV, and the B as the V.

and it goes....

four measures of I

I I I I

then two of IV then two of I

IV IV I I

then V then IV then two more I

V IV I I


thats why its called 12 bar blues format, theres 12 measures.
i think thats about it.
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#6
You can also use the formula I-IV-I-I-IV-IV-I-I-V-IV and then bring it back to -I-

(I may be wrong, but isn't this known as a "Quick Four" version?)
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