(PRWEB) May 01, 2014
“We’re looking at the fifth position now or the fifth form of our pentatonic scales”, says MacLennan, “we have been filling them out across the whole neck, so this is the last one we have to look at”. Jon demonstrates how to play this fifth pattern as follows; 3rd fret of the 6th string with first finger to 5th fret with third finger, 3rd fret of the 5th string with first finger to 5th fret with 3rd finger, 2nd fret of the 4th string with first finger to 5th fret with 4th finger, 2nd fret of the 3rd string with first finger to 5th fret with 4th finger, 3rd fret of the 2nd string with first finger to 5th fret with 3rd finger and 3rd fret of the first string with first finger to 5th fret with 3rd finger. “Be sure to practice this going up and of course coming back down as well”, says MacLennan. Jon says that this scale pattern is based in the C Major bar chord rooted on the 3rd fret of the 5th string, which Jon demonstrates as baring your first finger across the 3rd fret of the first five strings and baring your 3rd finger across the 5th fret of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings. Jon continues this lesson by improvising certain notes of the scale that fit in with the chord voicing and playing the scale with a metronome as eighth notes. Jon says that you want to try to get rid of any flams and bumping of the strings. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy 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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