(PRWEB) May 01, 2014
“Where looking at a Hendrix secret here, this is a little string jumping while bending thing,” says MacLennan, “it’s a cool thing to practice and see if you can get it down.” Jon demonstrates this cool bending lick as follows; start on the 15th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger and bend it up one whole step and then the 15th fret of the 3rd string with first finger. Then descend the “blues scale” starting on the 15th fret of the 3rd string to the 14th fret to the 12th fret, all with first finger, to the 14th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger to the 12th fret with first finger and then back to the 14th fret with the 3rd finger to finish off the lick. Jon says you should practice this lick on different strings and in different keys. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues bending lick at BluesGuitar.com.
James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American rock guitarist from Seattle Washington. Hendrix is regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century even though his career only lasted four years. Over the span of his short career he released four studio albums and one live album and was awarded 7 Lifetime Grammy Awards. Hendrix passed away on September 18th 1970.
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.
BluesGuitar.com is the leader in modern blues guitar instruction. It’s packed with recourses including articles, video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there.