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How to Play a 12-Bar Blues: "Florida Blues"



Location: R347

Instructor: Ellen Carlson (fiddle) & Bennett Hammond (guitar)

Style: Bluegrass Blues Oldtime Swing Western Swing

The great tune "Florida Blues" was written by Fiddlin' Arthur Smith and recorded by him in 1937.  Chubby Wise was also known for playing this blues, as was Vassar Clements. While learning the tune, we will explore the 12-bar blues form and blues scales and how this form relates to other styles of music. Wear blue if you like!