Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Learn How to Play The Twist by Chubby Checker - Easy Beginner 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 how to play The Twist by Chubby Checker.

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Claude demonstrates this easy song in the key of E based in the 12 bar 1-4-5 chord progression as follows. E; open 6th string, 2nd fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger, 2nd fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, first fret of the 3rd string with first finger and open first and 2nd strings. A; open 5th string and the 2nd fret of the 4th, 3rd and 2nd strings by baring first finger. B; 2nd fret of the 5th string with first finger and 4th fret of the 4th, 3rd and 2nd strings by baring third finger. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

The 12 Bar Chord 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).

Ernest Evans, aka Chubby Checker, is an American singer-songwriter from Spring Gully South Carolina. Checker is most well known for his 1960 cover of Hank Ballard’s hit The Twist and for popularizing the dance by the same name. Checker is the only artist to ever have 5 albums in the top 12 all at once. Over the course of his career he has had 32 hit songs and in 2008 The Twist was named the biggest chart hit of all time by Billboard Magazine.

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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 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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