smg.. hey, no worries.  sorry for the confusion.  i'm still interested to hear your replys to my original post though!  thanks for the compliment on my piece.  most of the people who have heard it are friends or family who have no harmony/theory/composition background, and thus their responses are less meaningful to me.  

as for the blues stuff, i have made zero progress.  i started out along the lines you mentioned, but i really couldn't wrap my head around the sound iv7 expanding  to iv7 - bvii7.  it seemed to lack the forward momentum present in the i7 - iv7 expansion of i7.  this week has been a busy one for me, and so i haven't put any more thought into it.  [a side note: i intentionally made no effort to copyright or  claim ownership of that little diddie.  if anyone (such as yourself, smg) is so inclined as to make something of it, i'm all for it.]  my original conception was of it being just a i-iv repeated vamp, ending in a gospel or blues turnaround, then using that as an intro to something.  i think i'll leave it in my notebook of musical puzzle pieces and maybe it'll fit with another piece some day.

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