Announcement: Releases “How to Play Cold Shot by Stevie Ray Vaughan - Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jacques Darville teaches a how to play Cold Shot by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan had a way of attacking his instrument which I have not seen anyone do with as much conviction ever.

“One of my favorite guitar players is Stevie Ray Vaughan,” says Darville, “Stevie Ray Vaughan had a way of attacking his instrument which I have not seen anyone do with as much conviction ever.” Jacques says that he did this by putting a lot of feeling and conviction into it and he basically means what he plays. Jacques says that you can borrow the technical aspects to develop your own style and also add your own power and aggression to your own blues playing. Jacques demonstrates this with the riff from the song Cold Shot as follows; open 4th string to the 3rd fret with first finger back to the open string to the 5th fret with 3rd finger and then back to the open string and ends the riff with 5th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger to the 3rd fret with first finger. He uses a very heavy muting technique to get a very percussive sound from the surrounding strings; a staple of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s playing. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues guitar lesson at

Stevie Ray Vaughan, a native of Dallas Texas, was a legendary blues guitarist best known as the leader of Double Trouble and for helping with the blues revival of the 1980’s. Double Trouble sold out concert venues around the world and had many Gold Records. Vaughan’s career was cut short when he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1990.

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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