Blues Lick #7: “Flat Three to Five”

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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!