Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases “Basic Variation on a Blues Chord Progression - Blues Guitar Lesson”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a guitar lesson on variations of a blues chord progression.

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Today I want to give you some important variations of the 12 bar blues form

“Today I want to give you some important variations of the 12 bar blues form,” says Johnson. Claude explains the basic 12 bar blues in the key of A using 7th chords and then continues by demonstrating a variety of variations that can be made to the traditional form to spice things up including what he calls “the quick four” in which he moves from the one chord to the four chord and back during the first four bars of the chord progression. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner blues guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

The 12 Bar Blues Progression is one of the most common chord progressions in popular music. It is most commonly based on the 1-4-5 or 1-4-5-b6 (flat 6) chord progressions. The last two measures is usually a turnaround. The Turnaround is used many styles of music. The Blues Turnaround or V, VI, I (5-4-1) Turnaround came from the Ragtime Blues era. The cadence of the Blues Turnaround is backwards from traditional western music. The job of the Blues Turnaround is to show the listener where the chord progression ends and starts over, it does this by ending on the V (five) of the chord progression making it want to resolve back to the I (one).

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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