Releases “Rhythm Guitar in the Style Jimi Hendrix - Rhythm Guitar Lesson”

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 rhythm guitar lesson in the style of Jimi Hendrix.

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Jon demonstrates this rhythm and blues style lick that incorporates the sliding fourths and fifths technique in the key of E. The basic concept is to start on either the root note or the fifth and harmonize that note with the fourth, slide it up one whole step and then back down again. MacLennan demonstrates this concept as follows; bar your first across the first and second strings at the 12th fret and pick both strings together and then slide up to the 14th fret and then back down. Next is the 11th fret of the 3rd string with first finger and 12th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger and pick both strings together and slide up one whole step and back. Next is bar your first finger across the 3rd and 4th strings at the 9th fret and pick together and then slide up to the 11th fret and back, and then finally, repeat that same sequence, but on the 5th and 4th strings. Complete guitar TAB’s are available for this easy guitar lesson at

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American rock guitarist from Seattle, Washington. Hendrix is regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century even though his career only lasted four years. Over the span of his short career, he released four studio albums and one live album, and was awarded 7 Lifetime Grammy Awards. Hendrix passed away on September 18th, 1970.

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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