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Charley PattonVoice of the Mississippi Delta$
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Robert Sacré

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496816139

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.001.0001

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Elementary Blues and Tonal Scale in Charley Patton’s Recordings

Elementary Blues and Tonal Scale in Charley Patton’s Recordings

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(p.139) Elementary Blues and Tonal Scale in Charley Patton’s Recordings
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Charley Patton
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Daniel Droixhe

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.003.0004

This chapter looks at the musical structure, scales, and chords used by Charley Patton, considering the bluesman's “elementary blues.” In this category belong pieces whose harmonic material is more reduced than in the most widespread classical blues formula, namely the three-chord pattern (3C) with two textual verses (2V). One must keep in mind that the 3C2V pattern produces various canonical forms. The chapter then connects that pattern with the tonal scale using selections from Patton's Yazoo double album.

Keywords:   musical structure, Charley Patton, elementary blues, classical blues formula, tonal scale

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