(PRWEB) July 04, 2014
The Hexatonic Scale is a scale with six notes per octave. Some examples of this scale are the whole Tone scale, Augmented Scale, Prometheus Scale and the Blues Scale. These types of scales are prominent in the Jazz genre of music.
In this easy jazz guitar lesson, Jon teaches the Hexatonic scale by simply taking a 7 tone major scale and removes the fourth degree. Jon demonstrates the major scale in the key of G as follows; 3rd fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger to the 5th fret with 4th finger, 2nd fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 3rd fret with 2nd finger to the 5th fret with 4th finger, 2nd fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 4th fret with 3rd finger and finally the 5th fret with 4th finger. Next MacLennan explains that to make this into the Hexatonic Scale, you simply skip the note on the 3rd fret of the 5th string, which is the fourth interval of the scale. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
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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