You may hear this series of notes a lot in jazz and blues solos. Which means, you could call this a cliché. But in the Blues especially, we need to use clichés, in order to let listeners know where they are: "You are in the Blues, thank you very much!" Any time you venture off into highly original blues territory, a cliché is a great place to come home to!
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