(PRWEB) May 02, 2014
“This is a great little lick I picked up from him”, says MacLennan, “it’s combining bass line with chord stabs on the mid range strings”. This lick is based around an E7 chord by fretting the 6th fret of the 4th string with your 2nd finger and the 7th fret of the 3rd string with your 4th finger. While continuing to hold that chord shape, Jon performs a walking bass line with his first and 3rd fingers. Jon demonstrates the bass line as follows; open 6th string to 4th fret with first finger to 7th fret with 3rd finger to 4th fret of the 5th string with first finger to 5th fret with 3rd finger and then descend back down the same sequence. Next Jon moves to the four chord which is A and he simple just moves the entire sequence up one string and then back to the one chord again. Jon continues this blues guitar lesson by demonstrating some different ways you can end this lick. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues lesson at BluesGuitar.com.
Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist best known for his finger style technique who was named “best acoustic guitarist” by Guitar Player magazine. Over the course of his career he has released 26 albums and has been nominated for two Grammy awards.
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 resources 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.