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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jacques Darville teaches so cool right hand techniques.

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Jacques starts off this easy beginner blues guitar lesson by demonstrating a variety of right hand techniques for your picking hand such as; hybrid picking, chicken pickin, and snapping and popping. “A lot of you are used to playing with a guitar pick, which is fine”, says Darville, “but you should also incorporate the fingers of the right hand a little bit because if you can utilize the middle and third finger for pulling up on the strings you can get a new kind of attack in your solos’. Next Jacques demonstrates a cool riff that you use to practice this idea. The riff is in the key of A and Jacques demonstrates it as follows; 7th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger and bend up one half step and follow it with the 5th fret of the 2nd string with first finger to the 5th fret of the first string with first finger, all played with the guitar pick. Then he plays the 8th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger by pulling up on the string with the 2nd finger on his right hand to achieve a pop and then does a slide up to the 10th fret. Jacques continues by performing a variety of different picking variations of this same lick. Darville says that this is a technique that Stevie Ray Vaughn used a lot. Complete guitar TAB’s are available for this easy blues guitar lesson at

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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