Announcement: BluesGuitar.com Releases “How to Play "Whipping Post" by Duane Allman & Dickey Betts - Electric Blues Guitar Lesson”

In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on YouTube.com, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play Whipping Post by the Allman Brothers.

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(PRWEB) February 27, 2014

“If we’re talking about blues, we can’t leave out Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, two amazing talented and soulful blues guitarists,” says MacLennan. Jon demonstrates the song as follows; first he teaches a lick that uses hammer-on’s and pull-off’s by using first finger on the 3rd fret of the 6th string and 3rd finger on 5th fret and doing multiple pull-off’s from the 5th to the 3rd fret and then doing hammer-on’s back to the 5th fret. He repeats this sequence four times and follows it with 5th fret 5th string to 3rd fret 5th string and then repeats the whole sequence. Next he plays a lick that is based in Am Pentatonic using the notes on the 5th and 7th frets of the 4th and 3rd strings. Finally he demonstrates the chords from the progression as being Am, Bm, and Cm and demonstrates them as playing an open Am and simple moving it up the next so that his first finger moves to the 3rd fret for Bm and 4th fret for Cm. Guitar TAB’s are available for this lesson at BluesGuitar.com.

The Allman Brothers band is an American blues/rock band formed in Jacksonville Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman. The band had its commercial breakthrough in 1971 with the release of there album At Fillmore East and then peaked commercially in 1973 with the album Brothers and Sisters. The band was awarded 11 Gold and 5 Platinum albums between 1971 and 2005 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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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