Announcement: BluesGuitar.com Releases “How to Embellish a 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression - Rhythm Blues Guitar Lesson”

In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on YouTube.com, Jacques Darville teaches how to embellish a 12 bar blues chord progression.

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Although it’s great to play a shuffle, you can throw in some chords to make it sound a little more sophisticated.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2014

The 12 Bar Blues Progression is one of the most common chord progressions in popular music. It is most commonly based on the 1-4-5 or 1-4-5-b6 (flat 6) chord progressions. The last two measures is usually a turnaround. 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).

“Although it’s great to play a shuffle, you can throw in some chords to make it sound a little more sophisticated,” says Darville. Jacques begins this easy blues guitar lesson by demonstrating three chord shapes that you can add to a shuffle rhythm. The first one is a triad consisting of 5th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 4th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and 3rd fret of the 2nd string with first finger. The second chord shape is made up by simply baring your first finger across the 5th fret of the first three strings. And finally for the third chord shape Jacques says simple frets the 7th fret of the 3rd string with his 2nd finger and the 6th fret of the 2nd string with his first finger. Darville continues this easy blues guitar lesson by demonstrating various progressions and rhythms for these three chords to spice up a shuffle. Guitar TAB’s are available at BluesGuitar.com.

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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