What is the Blues?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music.

Published: Dec 15, 2008 Updated: Mar 12, 2019 • Visitors: 16 • Page Views: 1

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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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What is a Blues Progression?

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.

The most common form of a blues chord progression is twelve measures in length containing three four measure sections using the primary chords of a key. The primary chords of a major or minor key are the I*, IV and V chords.

While other measure lengths are possible, such as eight and sixteen measures, the twelve measure form is the most common.

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