(PRWEB) October 06, 2014
In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Jon MacLennan teaches a blues guitar lesson in the style of John Lee Hooker from his forth coming course “Blues Power.” Jon demonstrates a Hooker style Boogie Blues rhythm in the key of A based in the 12 bar chord progression.
Jon demonstrates this shuffle rhythm as follows: open 5th string and 2nd fret of the 4th string with first finger, counted as 1/8th notes played twice for beats 1 &. MacLennan continues by moving to the 4th fret with 3rd finger and then the 5th fret with 4th finger, all played with the same timing and rhythm, and then back to the 4th fret and then finish it off with 3rd fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger and bend up one half step before repeating the sequence. Guitar TAB’s are available for this cool blues guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
The 12 Bar Blues Progression is one of the most common chord progressions in popular music. It is most commonly based on the 1-4-5 or 1-4-5-b6 (flat 6) chord progressions. The last two measures is usually a turnaround. The Turnaround is used many styles of music. The Blues Turnaround or V, VI, I (5-4-1) Turnaround came from the Ragtime Blues era. The cadence of the Blues Turnaround is backwards from traditional western music. The job of the Blues Turnaround is to show the listener where the chord progression ends and starts over, it does this by ending on the V (five) of the chord progression making it want to resolve back to the I (one).
John Lee Hooker, A native of Mississippi, was an American blues singer and guitarist who was known for developing the style of Talking Blues. He had two songs reach number one on the Billboard R&B chart before his death in 2001.
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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