GuitarControl.com Releases “Jazz Guitar Lick in the Style of Wes Montgomery - Lead 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 a chordal jazz lick in the style of Wes Montgomery.

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(PRWEB) August 05, 2014

The lick that Jon demonstrates has a melody on the top end of the chord voicing’s that is based in G minor pentatonic and the whole lick is harmonized with the notes in the chord voicing’s. MacLennan demonstrates the easy jazz lick in the key of G as follows; starting with a jazz chord voicing of Gdim (G diminished), 5th fret of the 4th string with first finger, 6th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 5th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger and 6th fret of the first string with 4th finger and by simply sliding this chord voicing up and down the fret board the note played on the first string completes the melody. The melody notes based on the first string are played at the following frets; 6th to the 8th and slide into the 9th and then back to the 6th and finally to the 3rd fret and then end on a G6/9 chord. Complete guitar TAB’s are available for this easy jazz guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

Wes Montgomery was an American guitarist from Indianapolis Indiana. Wes was known for his unusual technique of not using a guitar pick, but rather using his thumb. Over the course of his career Wes played on 34 albums and is considered one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century. Wes died of a heart attack in June of 1968.

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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