(PRWEB) May 20, 2014
A seventh chord consists of a triad of root, third and fifth plus the seventh. There are several variations possible of the 7th chord including dominant 7th, minor 7th and major 7th.
“7th chords are obviously chords you will be playing a lot when you play the blues,” says Darville. “You actually have three main types of 7th chords, you have dominant 7th, you have a minor 7th and you have a major 7th.” Jacques starts off this easy blues guitar lesson by demonstrating how to play these three different chord voicings. The first example Jacques teaches is A7 (A Dominant Seven) in the key of A as follows: first finger bared across all six strings at the 5th fret, 7th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger, 6th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and 8th fret of the 2nd string with 4th finger. Next he demonstrates Am7 (A minor seven) as follows: 5th fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger, 4th fret of the 5th string with first finger and 5th fret of the 4th and 3rd strings with 3rd finger. And finally AM7 (A major seven): 5th fret of the 6th string with first finger and allow it to mute the 5th string, 6th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 4th fret of the 3rd string with 4th finger and 5th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger and allow it to mute the first string. Jacques says to listen to all three of the examples for the specific sound quality of each. Darville continues this easy blues lesson by explaining the theory of the chords. Guitar TAB’s are available for this 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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