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Blueberry Hill was published in 1940 by Vincent Rose. It was recorded by a number of artists in the 40’s, including Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, and Louis Armstrong. However, it is the 1956 rock and roll version by Fats Domino that is best known. It’s that version, that I teach in this lesson In this lesson, we’ll talk about the 7 different triads used in the song. Two of them are played with an added 7 – so I’ll explain how to add the 7th As usual, we’ll first go through each part of the song with chords in root position – then follow that up by using the technique of finding the nearest inversion. In the song specific techniques section, I’ll describe the 12/8 time signature and the signature baseline of this classic early rock song.