Announcement: Releases “Learn How to Play the Riff from "Key to Love" by Eric Clapton & John Mayall - Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play Key to Love by John Mayall and The Blues Breakers.

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A “riff” is the catchy part of a song that sticks in your head. One of the most recognizable guitar riffs of all time is “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple.

“Today we are continuing our study of Eric Clapton, this is a blues in the key of E,” says MacLennan. Jon demonstrates the lick as follows; first he uses his 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 4th string which he plays once and follows that by doing a hammer-on from the open string to the 2nd fret. Next he plays the open 3rd string twice and follows that with the 2nd fret of the 3rd string with his 2nd finger and bends that note up one half step and releases the bend to the open string. Then he goes back to the 4th string to play the 2nd fret and then the open string and then back to the 2nd fret. Then to finish off the lick he plays the 4th string 2nd fret followed by the open 4th string and then the 2nd fret of the 5th string and follows that with the open first string. Guitar TAB’s are available for this blues guitar lesson at

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.

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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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