Announcement: Guitar Control Releases New Video Lesson: "Modern Guitar Lick in the Style of Eric Johnson"

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John MacLennan teaches a cool pentatonic lick played over a Cminor chord.

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"Lead Guitar Lesson: Modern Guitar Lick in the Style of Eric Johnson" is part of Guitar Control's ongoing series of free instructional videos available on YouTube.

Guitar Control, the leader in web-based instruction and comprehensive DVD-based courses, announces the release of a new YouTube video featuring the noted studio guitarist John MacLennan. "Lead Guitar Lesson: Modern Guitar Lick in the Style of Eric Johnson" is part of Guitar Control's ongoing series of free instructional videos available on YouTube.

A highly respected session musician, John MacLennan has recorded with such stars as Julian Lennon and Steven Tyler, composed music for films and television, and has produced three albums, including the 2013 release "Songs From Box Canyon." In addition, MacLennan is an accomplished educator, having held a private guitar instructor's chair In the Department Of Music at Los Angeles Pierce College.

Eric Johnson is a world renowned, Grammy winning musician who has influenced countless players in such varied genres as Jazz, Rock, Country & Western, Blues, and Classical music. Named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century by Musician Magazine, he has been described by Guitar Player Magazine as "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet."

In "Modern Guitar Lick in the Style of Eric Johnson," MacLennan demonstrates a lick inspired by Johnson that is played over a Cminor chord, using the C pentatonic minor and the blues scales. A lick is a sequence of notes that can be incorporated into the melodic line of, or serve as a musical punctuation that separates parts of, a solo. In the video, MacLennan launches off the Cminor and builds a modern melodic line useful when playing Rock, Blues, Metal, Country, or Jazz.

MacLennan's instruction is clear and straightforward. Novice guitarists will find this introduction to playing leads lines very instructive and veteran guitarists will benefit from learning a lick that they can quickly incorporate into their own music. A link to the tablature notation detailing the lick is included with the lesson.

Guitar Control is a consortium of professional guitarists dedicated to providing the highest quality musical instruction. Producing both web-streamed lessons and comprehensive multi-DVD courses, Guitar Control offers instruction for every style of playing and for all musical genres. Guitar Control's YouTube channel offers 348 (and counting) free video lessons.

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