What is blues music?

Answer While blues music can't compete with the hip hop and rock 'n' roll songs that dominate popular music charts, these genres sprang from the blues. The blues is an American musical invention and has h... Read More »

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What Is Rhythm & Blues Music?

Rhythm & Blues (also called R&B) is a broad term used to classify a wide range of popular music. It is usually used when talking about music created and listened to by a predominantly African Ameri... Read More »

What is the structure of blues music?

As blues music developed out of oral tradition in the Deep South and has been interpreted a multitude of ways by various musicians since its inception, there is no definitive blues structure. There... Read More »

What Instruments Are Most Commonly Used in Blues Music?

Blues music originated in the American South. Performed initially by mostly African American musicians, residents of the Mississippi Delta were inspired by their long-lasting oppression by the Unit... Read More »

Who created blues music?

No one person can be credited with creating the blues, a genre of music that evolved from slave-field hollers, spirituals and rhythmic dance tunes in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. in the... Read More »