Announcement: releases “Basic Jazz Guitar Lesson Chords”

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 guitar lesson on basic jazz chords.

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Claude teaches this jazz guitar lesson based on constructing chords from the major scale in the key of C major by playing the scale using 7th chords. Johnson starts off by demonstrating the C major scale as follows; 8th fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger to the 7th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 2nd finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger to the 7th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 9th fret with 3rd finger and finally the 10th fret with 4th finger. “The first thing you need to do is know the chord off of each degree of the scale”, says Johnson, “which I showed before in a previous lesson with triads”, “but with jazz we are playing four note chords”. Claude demonstrates these chords as follows; CM7 (C major seven), Dm7 (D minor seven), Em7, FM7, G7 (G dominant seven), Am7, Bm7b5 (B minor seven flat five) and back to the CM7. Guitar TAB’s are available for this beginner jazz guitar lesson at

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.

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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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