Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Big City Acoustic Blues”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from master instructor Jimmy Dillon. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Jimmy Dillon teaches an acoustic blues in the key of A.

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Jimmy Dillon teaches a 12 bar blues in the key of A that demonstrates a variety of chord voicing variations in the 1-4-5 chord progression. Dillon performs this using the finger picking technique and covers turnarounds and incorporates a variety of blues licks based in the minor pentatonic scale.

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).

A Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave and is very common and found all over the world.

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).

Jimmy Dillon
Hailing from the state of Michigan Jimmy Dillon is an award winning songwriter, recording and performing artist, and the director of Blue Star music camp. He has shared the stage with the likes of Carlos Santana, Sting, B.B. King, and many more. He is a multi style guitar teacher and has five albums under his belt.

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