Announcement: BluesGuitar.com Releases “Blues Guitar Lesson - Turnaround Lick with Chord Voicing’s in the key of A Blues”

In this lead guitar lesson sample video, now available on YouTube.com, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play a Blues Turnaround lick in the key of A that uses unique chord voicing’s.

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(PRWEB) February 04, 2014

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).

Jon starts right off by explaining how to play this blues lick as follows; he frets the 10th fret of the 5th string with his 2nd finger and his first finger on the 9th fret of the 3rd string and plays both strings together and explains that this is a 6th interval. Next he frets the 10th fret of the 2nd string with his 4th finger and then plays 5th and 3rd strings together again; he plays this sequence with the pick and his fingers using the hybrid picking technique. Next he moves the notes on the 5th and 3rd strings down one half step and repeats the picking pattern and then repeats the whole sequence a total of 3 times. Then finally he moves the notes on the 5th and 3rd strings down a half step again and plays the 5th, 3rd, and 2nd strings simultaneously, which makes “a nice A Triad”, says MacLennan, “you can end with a nice E13 chord”. Guitar TAB’s for this blues guitar lesson are available at BluesGuitar.com.

Jon MacLennan

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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