Announcement: Releases “Exercise with Chromatic Scale - Lead Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jacques Darville teaches a exercise for building lead guitar chops using the chromatic scale.

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The Chromatic Scale is a scale that uses 12 pitches each of which are one semitone above or below one another. Each semitone is the same size, 100 cents, and is equally spaced from one another.

“You should play this exercise everyday to build up your chops,” says Darville, “this is called a chromatic exercise”. Jacques demonstrates how to play this exercise as follows; starting at the first fret of the 6th string with first finger, then 2nd fret 2nd finger, then 3rd fret 3rd finger and 4th fret 4th finger and then repeat this sequence on the 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and first strings and then repeat the sequence in reverse. Next Jacques starts the sequence over, except he moves up one half step starting on the 2nd fret and continues to repeat the same sequence all the way to the 12th fret and then working his way back down again to the first fret, using the alternate picking technique for the entire sequence. “If you are a beginner and find this difficult”, says Darville, “you can start off by practicing it at an easier place on the fret board, such as the 7th fret, until you get used to it”. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead 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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