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as in:  sings the blues

He plays the blues.
  a style of music that originated among African Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes

(blue notes are musical notes sung or played at a lower pitch than those of the major scale — especially the flatted third, fifth and seventh)
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  • He plays the blues.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   blues [1] , riff [4] , blue note [9] , aria [4] , crescendo [4] , timbre [4] , fugue [5] , a cappella [7] , cantata [7] , chamber music [7] , rondo [7] , atonal [8] , libretto [8] , blue note [9] , chanson [9] , polyphonic [9]
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