Announcement: Releases “Learn to Play a `Montuno´ Latin Rhythm on Guitar - 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 guitar lesson on a “Montuno” style Latin rhythm.

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MacLennan demonstrates this Latin Montuno style Rhythm that alternates between an A7 and a D7 as follows; starting on an A7 triad that consists of the 5th fret of the 4th string with first 2nd, 5th fret of the 3rd string with 3rd finger and 5th fret of the 2nd string with 4th finger. Jon continues by moving the bass note on the 4th string down one half step, but keeping the same 5th fret notes on the other two strings which makes the D7 chord. MacLennan plays the riff using the hybrid picking technique by picking the 4th string with his guitar pick and the other strings with his fingers. The timing and rhythm of this Latin riff are a little complex, but MacLennan does a great job of explaining it so that even the novice guitarist can play along. 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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