(PRWEB) May 14, 2014
A “riff” is the catchy part of a song that sticks in your head. One of the most recognizable guitar riffs of all time is “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple.
“The thing that’s cool about this riff is that it’s very useful and easy to move around,” says Darville. Jacques demonstrates how to play this easy blues riff as follows; start off with the 3rd fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and do a slide to the 4th fret and then play the 3rd fret of the first string with first finger, then slide from the 4th fret of the 3rd string to the 5th fret with second finger and then play the 5th fret of the first string with 3rd finger, then slide from the 5th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger to the 6th fret and play the 6th fret of the first string with 3rd finger and finally slide from the 6th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger to the 7th fret and play the 7th fret of the first string with 3rd finger. Jacques continues this easy blues guitar lesson by descending the entire riff and ending it with the 3rd fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and do a slide to the 4th fret and then play the 3rd fret of the first string with first finger. Darville continues by demonstrating the riff in other keys and discussing the chords that you can play it over. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy blues guitar lesson at BluesGuitar.com.
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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