Announcement: Releases “Guitar Lick with Octaves in the Style of George Benson - Lead 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 how to play a guitar lick that uses octaves in the style of George Benson.

News Image

Jon demonstrates this cool octave lick based off of a D7 chord as follows; 7th fret of the 4th string with first finger, while simultaneously muting the 3rd string, and 10th fret of the 2nd string with 4th finger, while simultaneously muting the first string. MacLennan strums the lick with his thumb and simply slides this shape from the 7th fret to the 9th fret and then the 12th fret. Next Jon moves the chord shape to the 3rd and first strings starting on the 10th fret of the 3rd string to the 11th fret and then the 12th fret and then the 14th fret and then the 15th fret. Next MacLennan moves back to the 4th string starting on the 12th fret and then back to the 3rd string on the 9th and then the 10th frets and then back to the 12th fret of the 4th string and then finally finishes the lick with the D7 chord. Complete guitar TAB’s are available for this cool guitar lesson at

George Benson is an American singer song writer from Pittsburg Pennsylvania who began his career as a guitarist at the age of 21 in 1963. Over the course of his career George has released 36 studio albums, 5 live albums and 18 compilation albums as well as numerous other collaborations. Benson has also been awarded 10 Grammy Awards.

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.

About is the leader in modern guitar instruction. It’s packed with recourses including articles, video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there. Whether you are into the blues, rock, jazz, metal, folk, or anything in between, they have you covered.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Claude Johnson
Visit website