“Blue Moon” – Richard Rodgers

Below is the lesson for “Blue Moon” by Richard Rodgers.

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A playful take on a timeless ballad. This song is credited as the first popular composition to use the iconic ’50s [chord] progression. This progression is:


Although, this progression was often altered to create variations, such as the one used in “Blue Moon”:


It’s also important to mention that this song uses a swung eighth note feel to give it a playful vibe. If you need a crash course on the difference between straight versus swung rhythm, check out this lesson.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

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