Using the major third makes the blues a little sweeter.
(PRWEB) May 29, 2014
“Using the major third makes the blues a little sweeter," says Darville. Jacques starts off by demonstrating what he calls the “form five blues scale” in the key of E as follows; 7th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger, 7th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 2nd finger to the 9th fret with the 3rd finger, 7th fret of the 3rd string with first finger to the 9th fret with 3rd finger, 8th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 10th fret with 3rd finger to the 11th fret with 4th finger, 7th fret of the first string with first finger to the 10th fret with 3rd finger to the 12th fret with 4th finger. “There is a lot of stuff to be milked in that area," says Darville. Jacques continues this easy beginner blues guitar lesson by demonstrating some bends within the scale pattern to achieve the major third. Incorporating this into your playing will give you a more major sound to your blues playing, similar to the southern rock sound of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, and the major third is a great note to resolve to because of its sweet sound. Jacques continues by performing several different licks using this idea. 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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