I-Blues iyinhlobo yomculo nomculo womculo ovela kuma-Afrika aseMelika aseNingizimu Deep of the United States ngasekupheleni kwekhulu le-19th. Lolu hlobo lwalusungulwa kusukela emiphakathini yama-African musical traditions, izingoma zomculo zase-Afrika-American, kanye nezingokomoya. Ama-Blues ahlanganiswe ngokomoya, izingoma zomsebenzi, ama-field hollers, ukukhamuluka, ama-chants, kanye nama-ballads elandisayo elandelanayo. Ifomu le-blues, elivamile kwi-jazz, isigqi kanye ne-blues kanye ne-rock and roll, libhekiselwe iphethini yokubiza-ne-response, i-blues scale kanye nokuqhubekela phambili okwenziwe ngokuqondile, okuyi-blues eyishumi nambili ye-bar ejwayelekile kakhulu. Amanothi aluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka (noma "amanothi akhathazekile"), ngokuvamile okuthathu noma amahlanu aphethwe phansi, nawo ayingxenye ebalulekile yomsindo. Ama-Blues ama-blues noma ama-bass ahambayo agcizelela isigqi esinjengemoto futhi enze umphumela wokuphindaphinda owaziwa ngokuthi i-groove.

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