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• Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Hey guitarists! Here’s another sample clip from “Soul of Acoustic Guitar”.

This is from the third DVD… Jimmy starts off teaching some an amazing
song that he wrote called “Sea of Blues”, although this is strictly speaking,
not a blues progression.

It’s a soulful, minor key ballad, and there is much here in terms of songwriting,
chord progressions, fingerstyle, spicing up ordinary chords, and a lot more.
Check it out and post your comment please!

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96 Responses

  1. 1
    Glenn 

    Mellow, soulfull… dark and light ripples. I like it.

  2. 2
    ray 

    very cool ! .. ..

    sorry to be the grammar nazi .. .. but somewhere around 1:32 into the video .. .. he sez “incorpuhlate” .. .. maybe intentiontal .. .. but just caught my ear so you know i am paying attention to things .. .. especially something for publication .. .. no harm meant .. ..

    HAHA YES HE MISPRONOUNCES INCORPORATE… HEY JIMMY IS AN AWESOME MUSICIAN BUT HE’S A REGULAR GUY TOO, I DIDNT WANT TO EDIT THAT OUT. – CLAUDE

  3. 3
    ellen allmond 

    beautiful sound

  4. 4
    RAY GRATTON 

    Hi Claude

    Thanks you, for all the tips you send me.
    the only thing, i only play guitar with a pic, and play for fun i’m now 67
    what i would like to know, is in key of ( A ) i can use sometime B-MINOR
    C#M – F#M.
    IN the key of ( E ) I USE E7- A – Bb. what more could i use,also the E on the 12th fret,i use sometime.

    in the key of ( D ) I USE D7 – G – A7 use sometime on 10th fret.
    inthe key of ( C ) I USE C7 – F – G7 use sometime on 8th fret.

    Regards

    RAY

    RAY, THE POSSIBILITES ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR EARS, TASTE, AND IMAGINATION.
    I SUGGEST STUDYING JAZZ IF YOU REALLY WANT TO EXPLORE SOME POSSIBILITIES.
    CHECK OUT http://www.realeasyjazz.com/main.php , http://www.essentialsofjazz.com/main.php or http://www.coryelljazz.com/main.php

    THANKS, CLAUDE

  5. 5
    Paul 

    Thank you for taking the time to teach us. It certainly is inspirational and enjoyed the chord progressions and embellishment and your song.

    Paul from the U.K

  6. 6
    Robert 

    Sweet. Thanks for sharing…very tasteeeeeeee

  7. 7
    Rich A 

    What I find on some guitar instruction web sites is that they assume you know a certian cord or shape an wize thru it but go in detail on a basic cord – I find it frustrating are poor camera angles having to guess which finger goes where – on other sites that make it hard to focus on creating proper habits on forming the shape of the cord or power cords. This seems for me a chore for one that has large hands an fingers getting up to speed of changing cords and transitions to the next few cords. Also helpfull would be insperation tips to keep picking up the guitar on days you have the blues – placing a guitar in front of the TV or computer so it reminds you pick me up an continue your learning journey getting out of that dreadded learning curve we all experence from time to time.

    RICH, DONT WORRY EVERYTHING IS TABBED OUT SO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT FRETS AND STRINGS ARE USED. OF COURSE, YOU DO HAVE TO BUY THE DVDs TO GET THE TABS – CLAUDE

  8. 8
    patti 

    Thanks to you Claude, I started playing guitar again.

  9. 9
    Malach 

    Quite a lovely piece of music, the sound of it is refreshing. Thanx a lot am enjoying trying it.

  10. 10
    David Goldberg 

    Very nice. Almost has a hotel california ring to it ?

  11. 11
    ben 

    Sir thank you very for the video.

  12. 12
    Ivor 

    Thanks Claude I am 72 years have recently retired from the workforce . I am a retired accoutant and happily enjoying learning to play jazz guitar.Love the bminor progression. Have a great day.

  13. 13
    Davidlee 

    You can take this one step further and tune the guitar to drop d first. BEAUTIFUL!!

  14. 14
    dave 

    thanks for that, gives me more choices when playing the blues and i am a newbie but my instructor after 6 months states that i am an intermediate player, and its because of these instructional tips. thanks a bunch

  15. 15
    Thomas 

    Awesome use of the relative minors! I love it!

  16. 16
    umaro 

    thank you for the inspiration and the lesson im a long time beguiner and i would like to grow but i dont know were to start. can you directme to it?.

  17. 17
    steve 

    i think i’ll just have to keep stealin’ the free vids. sorry. i dig the hell outta your little drops to me, but I can’t really justify buying any videos. I just play for my own enjoyment.

  18. 18
    kimo 

    Love these snippets – Jim has a real nice touch on that fretboard. Keep ’em coming! (I’m a late bloomer!)

  19. 19
    Peg 

    Hi Claude,
    You have a special mailbox on my computer. I look forward to all the tidbits – guitar snacks, if you will. Keeps me interested and I enjoyed this latest video clip. This DVD will be mine!

  20. 20
    Jim Trapp 

    I love the mystical sound of this proression and the way Jimmy Dillon explains and shows how to play this progression.

  21. 21
    anna 

    i like it cause it relly easy to understand likeluv it! dnt understand it fully at tha moment but chek it out every day to get the hang of it. Thax!!!!

  22. 22
    Phil 

    BEAUTIFUL !!

  23. 23
    eddie 

    i’m quite new but apparently ahead of myself accoeding to a few musicians. so please forgive the otherwise stupid question; is this guitar tuned standard? (jimmy’s in the vid) i have been playing with different tunings, and fiddle, and uke and mando and i’m probably confused.

    but simply knowing how his guitar is tuned for this video would be enough for me to figure the rest out. can somebody please help fast! i want to play this now! lol
    Eddie

  24. 24
    BEN HANNON 

    GREAT TO SEE GUYS LIKE YOU ON LINE…IM AN EXPERIENCED PLAYER….BUT THERES ALWAYS NEW THINGS TO SEE…THANKS FOR GREAT TIPS…BEN

  25. 25
    Adisa 

    Hey I have watched several of your videos on guitar, I can only say wish I had you as a teacher, great stuff. thank you.

  26. Jimmei Dillon, I’ve only used the Bm for playing in the key of -D-. It seems different when You make it the root Chord/Key. I can’t tell are You picking a pattern to Make The Melody, or does the Progression just Be The Melody. It clicked off too soon to see what the rhythm & tempo may be. REAL Blues rarley uses Minor Chord, even though some of them are tuned in a Open Em[+/-](chordSkipJames,& Booker[Bukka] White,Chales Patten etc.)
    The Modelness(?) is from another ethnic style. Again I notice the Very Light Guage, of the strings,and No “Picks”. To each their own. Nice Video.

  27. 27
    colin 

    its great four new guy like me am pick loads up .thank you.

  28. 28
    Robert 

    Nice Claude, a very cool and tonally satisfying progression…Great thoughts Jimmy! God Bless

  29. 29
    PATRICIA PEEK 

    HI CLAUDE, THIS SOUNDS WONDERFUL. THANKS.PAT PEEK.

  30. Jimmy, You never cease to amaze me!

  31. 31
    Kettle 

    Good playing!

  32. 32
    zane 

    what model martin is that- a martin cutaway thinline but what is the model number ?? it sounds great..

    z

  33. This man is a great addition to your site. He’s a mind changer. Can’t wait to see more clips.

  34. 34
    GuitarBong 

    nice cool and clean i like it sir!
    now i am more inspired to play my guitar….

    GUITAR
    it’s a way of music…..

  35. 35
    tim 

    its just so cool .Stuff the work on monday I,m going to get my guitar

  36. 36
    SP 

    Very good instructor. Excellent guitarist. I can relate to Jimmy’s playing style. I love the song he uses. Can’t say enough about this one words can’t explain.

  37. 37
    Bella 

    That is absolutely beautiful. Hmmmm, just might push me over the edge too!

  38. 38
    Sidney 

    Thanks, Claude — I’m ready to re-build the dream!

  39. 39
    Mildred 

    Thank you, so much Claude, now i have to try it!!!!!

  40. 40
    Willie 

    O.K., I’m excited and can hardly wait for the 27th, please hurry the release!

  41. 41
    horrie 

    thanks claude its in the feel,take me away p&0.your the man

  42. 42
    winston 

    Bm is a favorite of mine also…this is on par with my skill level and helped me expand my progression/expressions….Love the email feeds and small bights of usefull info albeit some of them make me feel like I need about 100 more years of practice.

    Win

    Thanks

  43. 43
    Jim Guisinger 

    so how and where do you purchase this dvd lesson, the soul of acoustic guitar?

  44. 44
    Dave L. 

    Claude – Yes, very cool! Fun to listen to.

    Thanks,

    Dave

  45. 45
    embarrased to say 

    Nice vey nice but I can’t learn anything from this. Show us each note each string and every exact fingering so I can actually do the same at home and slowly actually learn.

  46. 46
    karl villani 

    thanks for the demo, really nice tune, potentially could be a song, i started singing “you can try to hide in the shadows but that hate will only kill you, everything is exposed by the Light and made plain His sight”

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