Announcement: Releases “Blues Guitar Groove Exercises - Rhythm Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jacques Darville teaches a blues rhythm groove exercise.

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A lot of times my students ask me how they can practice their phrasing and their rhythm at the same time.

“A lot of times my students ask me how they can practice their phrasing and their rhythm at the same time," says Darville, “That is quite a challenge, but there is something you can do to work on this." Jacques suggests playing a rhythm and playing leads in between the phrase of the riff. Jacques uses Hoochie Coochie Man, by Muddy Waters, to practice this. Darville demonstrates the riff for this as follows; slide into the 3rd fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger, 4th string open to 2nd fret with first finger, 3rd fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger and open 5th string, counted as 1 2 & 3 4. Each time after you play the riff Darville says you simply play a lick that takes up the same amount of time and then repeat the riff again and continue this process to work on various licks. Jacques continues this lesson by also using the riff from Boyish Man, also by Muddy Waters. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner blues guitar lesson at

McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters, was an American Blues musician from Rolling Fork Mississippi and is considered to be the father of Chicago Blues. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1980, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and received Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 1992. Waters died from heart failure in his sleep in 1983.

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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