(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.
“We’re studying the blues and really making sure we know that form the 12 bar blues”, says MacLennan, “there are a lot of songs that are not thought of as traditional blues, but follow the same chords or have elements of the blues in them”. The chords that are used in this song are based off of the 12 bar blues and the song is in the key of C and the 1-4-5 progression is C7, F7 and G7. Jon demonstrates how to play the song as follows; the C7 chord is in the open position and the F7 and G7 are both bar chords. Jon strums the song with an alternating bass line between the root and 5th of each chord, played as 1/8th notes. Complete 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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