(PRWEB) March 05, 2014
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.
Jon continues this series of Eric Clapton licks from when he played with The Blues Breakers. “This is a great album, you should check it out if you don’t have it,” says MacLennan, “one of the things that’s so hard about this is trying to get the bending right”. Jon demonstrates the lick as follows; slide from the 3rd fret to the 5th fret on the 4th string with 3rd finger and then to the 3rd fret, 3rd string with first finger and do a slight bend and then back to the previous note and repeat the sequence twice. Next he plays the 5th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger and back to the 3rd fret and then back to the 5th fret and bend up one half step and release back to the 5th fret and then back to the 3rd fret. Jon then follows that by descending down the scale to the notes it all started on. Finally he finishes off with 3rd fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger to 3rd fret 4th string and back to the 5th string and then back to the 4th string again 3rd fret to the 5th fret. Guitar TAB’s are available for this blues lesson 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.