(PRWEB) April 19, 2014
“You can use this in a 12 bar blues or a 2 - 5 - 1 chord progression or anywhere you have a dominant 7th chord, but it does have a bluesy flavor to it,” says MacLennan. “This is a great way to get into chordal soloing.” Jon demonstrates how to play this lick as follows: first is a Gb7 (G flat 7) with his third finger on the fourth fret of the fifth string; first finger on the second fret of the fourth string; and second finger on the third fret of the third string. Jon strums this chord voicing and does a slide up one half step to G and he follows that with third fret of the fourth string first finger; fourth fret of the third string with second finger; and third fret, second string with first finger. Next is an Ab13 (A flat 13) which after a strum, he slides down one half step to A13. “So now, I have approached the chord from below and above,” says MacLennan. Jon continues this lesson performing the chordal soloing lick over a 12 bar blues backing track following the changes of the 1-4-5 chord progression. Guitar tabs are available for this blues guitar lesson 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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