Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases “First 4 Bars from John Coltrane’s Giant Steps - Guitar Lesson on Jazz Chords”

GuitarControl.com has recently made public a video guitar lesson from master instructor Jon MacLennan. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Jon MacLennan teaches a riff from Giant Steps by John Coltrane.

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(PRWEB) August 26, 2014

Jon teaches a riff from the chord progression of the first four bars of Giant Steps by John Coltrane. The chord voicing’s that Jon demonstrates are as follows: BM7 (B major seven), 7th fret of the 6th string with first finger, 5th string muted, 8th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 8th fret 3rd string with 4th finger, 7th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger and first string muted. Next chord is D9; 10th fret of the 6th string with 3rd finger, 5th string muted, 10th fret of the 4th string with 4th finger, 9th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger, 7th fret of the 2nd sting with first finger and first string muted. Next is GM7 (G major seven); 10th fret of the 5th string with 4th finger, 9th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger and 7th fret of the 3rd and 2nd strings with first finger. Next chord is Bb13 (B Flat 13); 6th fret of the 6th and 5th string’s with first finger, 7th fret of the 4th string with 2nd finger and 8th fret of the 3rd string with 4th finger. Next chord is EbM7 (E flat major seven); 6th fret of the 5th string with first finger, 8th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, 7th fret of the 3rd string with 2nd finger and 8th fret of the 2nd string with 4th finger. And finally a 2 5 1 walk down starting with a Am9 to a D9 and finally resolving to a GM7. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

John Coltrane was an American Jazz saxophonist and composer from Hamlet North Carolina. John was a pioneer of the “free jazz” movement and helped with the use of modes in jazz. Over the course of his career he performed on 26 albums before his death in 1967.

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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