Exploring the Roots of Blues Music

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Explore the origins of Blues music in the American Deep South and its evolution from African American work songs and European American folk music. Learn about key musical characteristics of the Blues, such as the call and response format, the Blues scale, the 12 bar chord progression, the shuffle/swing rhythm, and the walking bassline.