blues scale

noun

: a musical scale having intervals that mutate between major and minor and used especially in jazz

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blues scale was in 1939

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“Blues scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blues%20scale. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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