releases “Cool Guitar Lesson on Chord Voicings – Major Seventh Chord Voicings”

Share Article has recently made public a video guitar lesson from master instructor, Jon MacLennan. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Jon MacLennan teaches a lesson on Major Seventh Chord Voicings.

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In today’s lesson, MacLennan teaches M7 (Major Seventh) chords, the melody that moves within the inner part of the chord by removing the fifth of the chord, leaving the root, seventh, and third – doing this frees up a finger to execute the melody. Jon demonstrates this by playing seventh chords and adding melody notes from the scale that lead into the next chord of the progression, and explains that chromatic notes can also be used in the same way. Jon says that this technique can be used in jazz and funk styles to add new life to your playing. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy guitar lesson at

A major seventh chord is a seventh chord where the third note is a major third above the root, and the seventh note is a major seventh above the root, a fifth above the third note.

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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