Announcement: Releases “Blues Turnaround in the Key of E - Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jacques Darville teaches a cool blues turnaround in the key of E.

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The Turnaround is used many styles of music. The Blues Turnaround or V, VI, I (5-4-1) Turnaround came from the Ragtime Blues era. The cadence of the Blues Turnaround is backwards from traditional western music. The job of the Blues Turnaround is to show the listener where the chord progression ends and starts over, it does this by ending on the V (five) of the chord progression making it want to resolve back to the I (one).

“This turnaround has been used many times by many different artists and used in commercials, but it is very useful”, says Darville. Jacques demonstrates how to play this cool turnaround as follows; 4th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 3rd fret of the 2nd string with first finger and 4th fret of the first string with 3rd finger and picking the 3rd string as a down stroke and then the first string and second string as up strokes, counted as triplets. Next Jacques just moves that shape down one half step and repeats the picking sequence and continues to do this one half step at a time until reaching the first fret and then ends it with first finger on the first fret of the 3rd string and the first and 2nd strings open, all played together as a down stroke. Jacques continues the lesson by demonstrating several different was you can apply this to your playing. 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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