Announcement: Releases “Beginner Blues Guitar Lesson - How to Play Chords with Seventh”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jacques Darville teaches a how to play seventh chords.

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A seventh chord is a chord consisting of a triad plus a note forming an interval of a seventh above the chord's root, usually the dominant seventh chord; a major triad together with a minor seventh.

Jacques starts off this easy beginner guitar lesson by explaining what a 7th chord is, “a 7th chord is a major chord and you are adding a minor 7th scale degree from a minor scale and merging it into that chord,” says Darville. Jacques uses an A Major Bar Chord for his example which consists of barring your first finger across all six strings at the 6th fret, 2nd finger on the 6th fret of the 3rd string, 3rd finger on the 7th fret of the 5th string and 4th finger on the 7th fret of the 4th string. Next Jacques ascends the minor scale until he reaches the 7th degree, G, and adds it to the A Major Chord by moving his 4th finger to the 8th fret of the 2nd string. Jacques continues this easy guitar lesson by demonstrating this concept with a G Major Chord by simply doing the same procedure down one whole step, barring at the 3rd fret instead of the 5th fret. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner blues guitar lesson at

Jacques Darville
Jacques Darville is Danish born American who specializes in both acoustic and electric blues. Jacques has taught guitar and music for over 16 years. He is a graduate of Oakland University in Detroit Michigan where he earned his B.A. in music/performing arts. Jacques currently resides in Copenhagen Denmark where he teaches guitar to students of all ages, and actively plays with his band, Darville Duo. In addition to having a great deal of recording experience, Jacques has also toured in the USA, Denmark, Holland, Austria and the Philippines, both as a solo artist and with different bands.

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