Announcement: Releases “Finger Picking Blues Guitar Riff - Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson”

Share Article released a new video guitar lesson from instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Claude Johnson teaches a finger picking blues guitar lesson.

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Claude demonstrates today’s easy acoustic blues guitar lesson in the key of A based in the 12 bar blues progression. “This one is all about the fingers, so no pick”, says Johnson. The chord voicing’s that Claude uses for this guitar lesson are A7, D7and E7and he counts the rhythm in three’s as a shuffle rhythm with an alternating bass line. Johnson demonstrates that the bass line is based off of alternating between the root note and the fifth degree of the major scale and that they are played using your thumb and the rest of the notes in the chords are played with your first, second and third fingers. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner acoustic blues guitar lesson at

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 and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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