Blues music is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the southern United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a form of music that expresses the pain, hardship, and struggles of the black community through its lyrics and instrumentation. Blues music is characterized by its use of the pentatonic scale, a simple chord structure, and a repetitive call-and-response pattern. The lyrics often express the singer's personal experiences and emotions, such as heartache, hardship, and longing.

The origins of blues music can be traced back to the late 19th century and the work songs and field hollers of African American slaves and sharecroppers. These early forms of blues music were characterized by their use of simple chord progressions, repetitive rhythms, and lyrics that often included references to the singer's difficult working conditions.

As the 20th century progressed, the blues began to evolve and incorporate elements of jazz, gospel, and other musical styles. The electric guitar also began to be used more frequently in blues music, leading to the development of electric blues and the birth of rock and roll.

Blues music has had a significant influence on many other genres of music, including rock and roll, jazz, country, and even hip hop. Many famous musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, have cited the blues as a major influence on their music. Some famous blues musicians include B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. Even today, the blues continues to evolve and inspire new generations of musicians.

Free Blues music

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It's always easier making the scene transition smooth and interesting when adding a piece of music between the shots. That's what this piece is for. You want to shut off the previous scene, and greet the new one. A great example of this is the show "Friends", where I have...
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Pareidolia Vision....
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A capella doo-wop / blues about a guy who really thinks he's the cat's pajamas. Great for comedy. Extended license includes full-quality 16-bit 44.1Khz .WAV
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With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis? Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano.
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A super-peppy mindless strumming feel-good sort of piece.
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I gotta admit, I've never been to a clambake, only ever fish boils... which are similar, except for clambakes usually involve mollusks and giant sea-bugs, and fish boils involve fish. Also, clambakes are more steaming and fish boils are more boiling. You're more likely to see Green Bay Packers jerseys...
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A slow blues piece with prominent kit. Actual Mark I Stage Piano used in this recording. EP used throughout in the background.
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Super nice progressive rock/blues piece with 3 sections. Imagine this in your intro (?)
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Walkin' along blues shuffle. Accellerates beginning to end.
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Okay, it is a 12 bar blues, but you got to stick around at least until the horns! I couldn't start with the horns as that would be a frightening level of happy. The uncompressed download also comes with a perfectly loopable track for those who don't want the party...
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Laid-back, grooving, and cool. Did I mention cool? You need a cool piece. That is a statement you NEED a cool piece. Lucky for you, this IS a cool piece. Super clean production will allow this piece to fit into most things. I'd personally use this piece for a super...
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The bass guitar plays a familiar rolling Blues riff, while accompanied by organ, acoustic guitar, and drums. A toe-tapping beat plays throughout, and can be used as the background music for a fast-paced game or scene, or as the intro to a scene full of bustling people.
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Slow blues in 6/8. Tasty. This is what you'd expect when searching for "blues".
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Guitar, harmonica, piano 12 bar blues in D. All content requiring blues - here you have blues..
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1950's era simple rock with tremolo lead guitar and vibraphone. Almost surf music.