(PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Jon demonstrates this cool blues ending lick in the key of G as follows; 3rd fret of the 6th string with his thumb, and then a slide from the 5th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger to the 7th fret, and follow that with the 7th fret of the first string with 4th finger and then back to the 3rd string, which makes the interval of a 6th, which is a very common double stop in the blues. Next, MacLennan moves the double stop down a half step to the 6th fret and picks both strings simultaneously using the hybrid picking technique, and then down another half step to the 5th fret. Next, Jon moves the double stop to the 3rd fret and uses his first finger barred across both strings and picks both strings together, and follows it with a quick hammer-on to the 4th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger. And finally, MacLennan ends the lick with a Ab13 (A Flat Thirteen) which consists of the 4th fret of the 6th string with thumb and simultaneously mute the 5th string, 4th fret of the 4th string with first finger, 5th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 6th fret of the 2nd string with 3rd finger, and 6th fret of the first string with 4th finger, and then slide down a half step to resolve on a G13. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues 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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