Announcement: Releases “Blues Guitar Lesson - Main 3 Blues Chords Eric Clapton Style - 12 Bar Blues in the Key of E”

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In this rhythm guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play three essential chords used by Eric Clapton.

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“These chord shapes are three very important chord shapes that I’ve found that Eric Clapton uses in a lot of his acoustic blues”, says MacLennan. Jon demonstrates the first chord as an open E Major chord and by simple adding your 4th finger to the 3rd fret of the 2nd string you get an E7 chord. “One thing about the blues is that all of the chords are Dominant 7th Chords”, says MacLennan. Next Jon demonstrates the next chord which is A7 and he explains it as an open A Major chord and adds the 3rd fret of the first string with his 3rd finger. And finally he demonstrates the last chord which is B7 which he says is “A pretty stock chord” and explains it as 2nd fret of 5th string with 2nd finger, first fret 3rd string with first finger, 3rd string 2nd fret with 3rd finger, 2nd string open, and first string 2nd fret with 3rd finger. Jon then demonstrates who to put the chords into a 12 bar blues rhythm. Guitar TAB’s are available for this blues lesson at

Eric Clapton is an English guitarist, singer and song writer born in Ripley, Surrey England in 1945. He is considered to be one of the most influential guitarists of all time and was ranked number 2 on Rolling Stones list of the 100 greatest guitarists. He is the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three separate times and has won 17 Grammy awards.

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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