(PRWEB) February 23, 2014
“The intro to this song is using a lot of Dominant 9th Chords”, says MacLennan, “BB King said in an interview that the first time he heard a Dominant 9th Chord was listening to T Bone Walker”. Jon demonstrates the riff as follows; starting off with an F#9, with his 2nd finger on the 9th fret of the 6th string, first finger on the 8th fret of the 5th string and bar 3rd finger across the 9th fret of the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and first strings. Next Jon reaches up to the 11th fret of the first string with his 4th finger and does a pull-off back to the 9th fret and repeats this little lick twice. Next he moves this chord shape down one half step and repeats the sequence and then back up one half step and again repeats the sequence. Next he moves back down one half step again and strums the chord once and then down to the 8th fret for an F7#9 chord and arpeggiates it which “sets up nice for the one chord, Db9(flat 9)”, says MacLennan. Guitar TAB’s for this blues lesson are available at BluesGuitar.Com.
T Bone Walker, aka Aaron Thibeaux, was an American blues guitarist from Linden Texas. He is considered one of the most influential pioneers of the electric blues sound. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 following his death in 1975.
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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