Announcement: Releases “Basic Jazz Guitar Lesson on Chords Part II”

Share Article released a new video guitar lesson from instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Claude Johnson teaches the second part of 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 A major. Johnson demonstrates the chord progression as the 2 – 5 – 1 progression, which he says is a staple of the jazz genre. The 2 – 5 – 1 progression is composed from playing the chord voicings based off of the 2nd, 5th and first positions of the major scale. The chord voicings that Johnson uses are as follows; for the two chord he uses Bm7 (B minor seven), for the Five chord he uses E7 and for the One chord he uses AM7 (A major seven). Johnson continues by performing this easy jazz chord progression using different voicings of the same chords.

Claude recommends practicing this idea in different keys and using as many different voicings of the chords that you know as to utilize all of the strings in different positions. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy jazz rhythm 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; its name is derived from the Latin "octavus," or 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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