Announcement: Releases “The Thrill is Gone Blues Guitar Lick - Blues Guitar Lesson”

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In this blues guitar lesson sample video, now available on, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play the riff from “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King.

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“The blues phrasing on this just blows my mind every time, it’s just the quintessential vibrato and bending that is just so right”, says MacLennan, “Today’s riff is from a B minor blues and coming off a B minor pentatonic scale”. Jon demonstrates how to play the riff as follows; 12th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger picked twice, to the 10th fret of the first string with first finger, bending slightly and then back to the previous note and then to the 10th fret of the 2nd string with first finger. Next Jon moves down to the 7th position and bending the 9th fret of the 3rd string with his 3rd finger to the 7th fret with first finger, played twice. Finally Jon finishes off the lick with the following sequence; 9th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger to the 9th fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger, picked twice, to the 7th fret of the 3rd string with first finger back to the 9th fret of the 4th string again, picked twice. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues lick at

B.B. King is an American Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter from Berclair Mississippi. Over the years he has developed one of the most recognizable styles in the world with his signature bending style. Over the course of his career he has released 45 studio albums and has received numerous awards including 16 Grammy Awards as well as being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. King was ranked number 6 on Rolling Stones list of Top 100 Guitarists of all time.

Jon MacLennan
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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