(PRWEB) July 26, 2014
Jon starts off this cool acoustic blues guitar lesson by performing the lick so you can hear what it should sound like at tempo. This lick is based in the minor pentatonic scale and uses the techniques of hybrid picking and double stops and is in the key of G. MacLennan demonstrates the lick as follows: 8th fret of the 2nd string with first finger and 9th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and he picks both strings simultaneously using hybrid picking and bends the 3rd string up one half step. Jon picks this double stop twice as 1/8th notes before moving down two frets and repeats the same double stop. Next Jon bars his 3rd finger across the 5th fret of the 2nd and 3rd strings with his 3rd finger and then bars at the 3rd fret with first finger and follows that with doing a hammer-on to the 4th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and then the 5th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger and then does a pull-off to the 3rd fret and then to the 5th fret of the 5th string with 3rd finger and then another pull-off to the 3rd fret and finally ends by sliding back up to the 5th fret. Guitar TAB’s are available for this acoustic blues guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Hybrid Picking is a technique where the guitarist uses a flat pick with the thumb and first finger and finger picks with the remaining fingers. Double Stops is the technique of playing two strings at the same time, usually done using the hybrid picking technique.
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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