Announcement: Releases “Latin Minor Progression `Montuno´ Style - Latin 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 “Montuno” style Latin rhythm guitar lesson.

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MacLennan demonstrates this Latin Montuno Rhythm Vamp as follows; starting on an Am (A minor) triad that consists of 7th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger and baring your first finger across the 5th fret of the first three strings. Jon continues by moving the bass note on the 4th string down one half step at a time chromatically, but keeping the same 5th fret notes on the first three strings which makes the following chords; AmM7 (A minor major seven), Am7 (A minor seven) and Am6 (A minor six). MacLennan plays the riff using the hybrid picking technique by picking the 4th string with his guitar pick and the first three strings with his fingers and counts the bass notes as the down beats and the higher notes as the up beats. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy rhythm guitar lesson at

A Montuno is a musical term used to describe many different aspects of Cuban music and literally means “from the mountain”.

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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