(PRWEB) March 03, 2014
“The guitar playing on this album is just phenomenal and if you have not checked it out you should get this album right way”, says MacLennan. Jon demonstrates the riff, that features Eric Clapton, as follows; first you slide into a D note on the 5th string, 5th fret, with 3rd finger, playing it as 1/8th notes (1 & 2 & 3 &), next he plays the 3rd fret of the 4th string with his first finger and then back to the first note and then back to the second note and then back to the first note. “Then we got a real typical rock lick”, says MacLennan, slide from the 3rd fret of the 4th string to the 5th fret with 3rd finger. Next is two double stops by baring your first finger across the 3rd fret of the 3rd & 2nd strings and then 5th fret with 3rd finger and add a little vibrato and then back to the 3rd fret and then back to the 5th fret 4th string with 3rd finger. Jon continues with more variations of the G minor pentatonic scale that he says is “embellishing the G major chord”. Guitar TAB’s for this blues guitar lesson are available at BluesGuitar.com.
John Mayall & The Blues Breakers was an English blues band formed in 1963 by band leader John Mayall. The band had a revolving door of members that included Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce who went on to form Cream and Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie who went on to form Fleetwood Mac.
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.
BluesGuitar.com is the leader in modern blues guitar instruction. It’s packed with recourses including articles, video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there.