(PRWEB) May 28, 2014
“The tritone is just a fancy word for the flat five of the major or minor scale,” says Darville. Jacques demonstrates this concept in the key of A by playing a major scale up to the 5th degree, 7th fret of the 5th string, and simply lowers it a half step to the 6th fret. “This note is important because you will play it a lot when you play the blues,” says Darville. “It creates the tension within a blues scale.” Jacques demonstrates how to apply this to the blues within the minor pentatonic scale as follows: 5th fret of the 6th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger, 5th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 6th fret with 2nd finger, this is the tritone, to the 7th fret with 3rd finger, 5th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger, 5th fret of the 3rd string with first finger to the 7th fret with 3rd finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger, this is the 2nd tritone one octave higher, 5th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger and 5th fret of the first string with first to finger to the 8th fret with 4th finger. Adding this note to the minor pentatonic scale is often referred to as the Blue Note. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner 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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