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blues scale


A diatonic major scale incorporating a lowered or bent 3rd, a lowered or bent 7th and sometimes a lowered or bent 5th to approximate melodic notes that originated in African work songs. Since the actual pitch is unavailable on a piano, the lowered note is often played or "crushed" against the natural pitch to approximate the blue note.

See blues scale in modern-scale-construction.



Last Updated: 2016-05-19 12:26:13