Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases “Old School Jazz Comping in the Style of Django Reinhardt - Rhythm Jazz Guitar Lesson”

GuitarControl.com has recently made public a video guitar lesson from master instructor Jon MacLennan. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Jon MacLennan teaches how to play jazz comping in the style of Django Reinhardt.

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(PRWEB) August 03, 2014

Jon demonstrates this Django style chord progression in the key of G by picking the root note of the chord on the down beat and the body of the chord on the up beat played as 1/8th notes as follows: starting with a GM7 (G major seven) to a D#dim7 (D sharp diminished seven), to a Am7 (A minor seven) to a A#dim7 to a Bm7 and ending on a jazz turnaround of 3 – 6 – 2 – 5 – 1. Guitar tabs are available for this jazz rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

Django Reinhardt was a French guitarist and composer who is often regarded as the greatest guitarists of all time for his contributions of developing the genre of Jazz. Reinhardt’s 3rd and 4th fingers where paralyzed in a fire which caused him to play only using his first and second fingers, which developed a style known as Hot Jazz Guitar. Over the course of his career, Django released 23 studio albums and appeared on eight compilation albums. Django passed away in 1953 from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 43.

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 Channel's “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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