(PRWEB) April 17, 2014
“Where looking at blues bending today and this is a little exercise I like to do over a 12 bar blues just to work on precision with bending”, says MacLennan, “what we’re gonna do is practice bending with just a half step in the blues.” Jon demonstrates this easy blues guitar lesson in the key of A as follows; the first chord of the progression is A7 and he bends into a G from F# (F sharp) on the 7th fret of the 2nd string and bend it up one half step. Next is the four chord which is D7 and he bends into C from a B on the 4th fret of the 3rd string. And finally is the Five chord which is an E7 and he bends into an E from D# (D sharp) on the 8th fret of the 3rd string. Jon says, “This is just an exercise to work on string bending and not a full solo.” MacLennan continues this easy blues guitar lesson by demonstrating the exercise over a backing track that follows the 12 Bar Chord Progression that consists of the four bars of the one chord, two bars of the four chord, 2 bars of the one chord, one bar of the five chord, one bar of the four chord and finally 2 bars of the one chord to finish it off. Guitar TAB’s for this blues guitar lesson are available at BluesGuitar.com.
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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