Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Blues Chordal Lick in A - Easy Blues Rhythm 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 blues chordal lick in the key of A guitar lesson.

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I want to talk about a cool little chordal move I got from my friend Jimmy Dillon

“I want to talk about a cool little chordal move I got from my friend Jimmy Dillon”, says Johnson. “I am talking about normal seventh chords used on the sharp five degree.” Claude demonstrates this concept in the key of A using a variation of the 12 bar 1 – 4 – 5 chord progression that he explains as follows; the one chord is A, the four chord is D, the five chord is E and the sharp five chord is F. Johnson demonstrates the chord progression as follows; four bars of the one chord, two bars of the four chord, two bars of the one chord, one bar of the sharp five chord, one bar of the five chord and then two bars of the one chord. “This is a really cool move that I have heard Gary Moore do a lot,” says Johnson. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues rhythm 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).

Claude Johnson
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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