(PRWEB) November 13, 2013
In this lead guitar lesson Jon starts off with a bluesy phrase in Am, starting in the second position of the Minor Pentatonic Pattern. “This is an example of how a chord can be a great foundation of a line”, says MacLennan. He uses a C2 chord in this example, which he says is like a Jimi Hendrix sound like what was used in Little Wing. He uses the notes from the chord separately to start off the lick, which incorporates the techniques of string skipping and hammer-on/pull-off’s. MacLennan says that he is often asked by people how they know when to do a hammer-on or a Pull-Off. He explains that a Pull-Off or a Slide Down is from a “weak beat, to a strong beat”. He says “strong beats being 1-2-3-4 and the weak beats are the &”; he demonstrates this concept in the lick. Next, Jon moves down to the 5th position of minor pentatonic to complete the lick. MacLennan demonstrates the whole lick slowly and at tempo so you don’t miss any of it. Guitar TAB’s for this guitar lesson are available at GuitarControl.com.
Los Angeles based guitarist Jon MacLennan began his career at the age of 16 and is one of the busiest upcoming session guitarist, artist, composer, producer, and professional educator in LA. Jon has done session work for Julian Lennon, Steven Tyler, and British pop star Jamie Cullum. He has appeared on Disney channels “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and on the sound track to the movie “Marley and Me 2 – The Puppy Years”. MacLennan earned a bachelor’s in ethnomusicology and jazz guitar studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and has been mentored by Carl Verheyen, Wolf Marshall, Kenny Burrell, Anthony Wilson, Tamir Hendelmen, Jimmy Wyble and Ron Anthony which has made him a highly sought after guitar instructor today.
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