Blues, a style of music with vocal and instrumental styles based on the use of “blue notes.”
The use of blue notes and the prominence of call-and-response patterns in the music and lyrics are indicative of the African influence.
“Blue notes,” also known as “worried notes,” are generally the flattened third, fifth, and sevenths in a major scale. This is what gives Blues its inherent tone.
Blues will differ from one performer to another, or from sub genre to sub genre.
Some Blues Artists to check out
A - J
Big Bill Broonzy
Big Joe Turner
Blind Willie Johnson
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