(PRWEB) May 03, 2014
A “riff” is the catchy part of a song that sticks in your head. One of the most recognizable guitar riffs of all time is “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple.
“The blues was like a precursor for rock and roll and there are so many classic rock tunes and things that have been influenced by the blues”, says MacLennan, “this is an example of one of those tunes”. This riff is in the key of D and Jon demonstrates it as follows; first finger on the 10th fret of the 6th string and 3rd finger on the 12th fret of the 5th string, strummed twice as 1/8th notes, then he keeps his first finger the 10th fret and frets the 14th fret of the 5th string with his 4th finger and strums that twice as 1/8th notes and simple alternates back and forth between the two chord shapes counted as 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &, all being played using the palm muting technique. Next Jon moves this sequence down to the 5th fret and repeats it and then ends it with a G5 power chord at the 3rd fret. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy guitar lesson at BluesGuitar.com.
The Beatles was an English rock band from Liverpool. They are regarded as the most successful and influential rock band of all time. Over the course of there career they released 12 albums before disbanding in 1970, selling over 177 million albums. They hold the record for the most Hot 100 Hits and have received ten 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.
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