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Stormy Weather has been sung by many blues performers and is a good example of a song with blue notes.
  jazz music:  notes sung or played at approximately a flatted third, fifth, or seventh to give a blues sound to a melody
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Typically the alteration is a semitone or less, but this varies among performers and genres. Country blues, in particular, features wide variations from the diatonic pitches with emotive blue-notes. Blue notes are often seen as akin to relative pitches found in traditional African work songs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_note  (retrieved 9/26/08)
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  • Stormy Weather has been sung by many blues performers and is a good example of a song with blue notes.
  • Josie took the folded blue note.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Alvin set the folded blue note on the rock and backed away silently.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Father of lies… father of lies… Ryan didn’t have to look at a blue note to know who the father of lies was.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters

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  • He pulled out the blue note and wedged it into the seam above the radio.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
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Associated words [difficulty]:   blue note [9] , blues [1] , riff [4] , blues [1] , aria [4] , crescendo [4] , timbre [4] , fugue [5] , a cappella [7] , cantata [7] , chamber music [7] , rondo [7] , atonal [8] , libretto [8] , chanson [9] , polyphonic [9]
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