(PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Jon demonstrates this blues in the key of E as follows; a standard blues shuffle played with the open 6th string and the 2nd fret of the 5th string with his first finger, played twice (1 &) and then he moves to the 4th fret of the 5th string with his 3rd finger, also played twice (2 &) and then he repeats the first sequence (3 &) and then for beat four he adds another lick; 3rd fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger and then the 4th fret of the 6th string with 3rd finger and then to the 2nd fret of the 5th string with his first finger, played as a triplet (4 E &). “This tune is a great example of how the blues and rock and roll are just mixing together,” says MacLennan. Jon continues this lesson by talking about the rest of the riffs that are used in the song. Guitar TAB’s are available for this blues guitar lesson at BluesGuitar.com.
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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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