(PRWEB) November 18, 2013
In this lead guitar lesson, Jon demonstrates another cool lead guitar lick from his fourth coming DVD called 'Play from the heart.' This time the lick is in the key of C#m and based out of the Minor Pentatonic Scale. This lick incorporates the techniques of sliding, hammer-on & pull-off’s, and string skipping, and has a very jazzy feel to it when played up to speed. The lick starts on the fourth fret of the fifth string (C#) and cascades all the way to the eleventh fret of the first string, with tasty phrasing in between. In one section Jon explains the use of using a chromatic segment. A Chromatic Scale is a non-diatonic scale that contains 12 notes, equally spaced by half steps. Jon shows how you can use chromatic segments in a lick to give it some flare. An example of this is when blues players will add the Diminished 5th to the minor pentatonic scale, (flat 5), so by playing the 5, flat 5, and 4 together, this is referred to as the Blue Note. Be sure to check out GuitarControl.com for other free guitar lessons.
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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