Announcement: Releases “Eric Clapton Style Guitar Riff - Easy Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play an easy blues riff using bends in the style of Eric Clapton.

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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.

This lesson is based from Crossroads as recorded by Eric Clapton, originally written by Robert Johnson. “I want to show you a lick that just exemplifies so really great blues idiosyncrasies with bending”, says MacLennan, “one of the things that is so hard about this solo is matching the bending the way Eric Clapton does it”. Jon says that you can practice this by playing this lick; 13th fret of the 2nd string and bending it up and following that with the 14th fret of the 3rd string and then back to the 13th fret of the 2nd string again and then to the 15th fret of the 2nd string. Next he bends the 15th fret up one whole step and then descends back to the 13th fret and then back to the 14th fret of the 3rd string and then finally back to the 13th fret of the 2nd string again with another bend. Guitar TAB’s are available for this blues guitar 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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