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What is the Blues?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music.

PUBLISHED: 15 Dec 2008 UPDATED: 12 Mar 2019 • LESSON CODE: UL129

Topic: Blues ukulele guitar ANY music banjo harmonica Subjects: blueschordsbeginneradvancedintermediate

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What is the Blues?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today. The Blues - a chord progression, a scale, a feeling. This UkuleleLesson presents an introduction to the blues progression and a couple of scale position of the pentatonic scale to get you started improvising.

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