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Blues started as Black American folk music, developing from spirituals and work songs. Blues music is often in 4/4 time and is mostly patterned on a 12-bar structure (although 8 and 16 bars are also found) and on a scale where some notes are flattened.

Due to its origins in slavery, blues music tends to have a sadness to it.


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