Announcement: Jazz Melody Guitar Lesson in the Style of Barney Kessel

The musical instruction company that relentlessly provides complimentary online guitar lessons, Guitar Control, has just released another video clip on You Tube that is suited for people who would like to learn how to play jazz guitar.

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Currently, whenever someone would like to learn jazz guitar, or practically any other kind, they usually don’t have to go very far. That is of course assuming they have the two key components, which are internet access and a playable six-string.

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 16, 2013

Guitar Control.com continues their mission to teach everyone in the world who wants to learn how to play the six-string with their latest clip that’s a jazz guitar lesson in the style of the incomparable Barney Kessel. For those who don’t know about Mr. Kessel, he was a talented 20th century jazz guitarist who is still considered to be one of the best of all-time.

The teacher in this brief but informative 2 minute tutorial is Jon MacLennan, who is known for being both skillful and easy to follow. Although Mr. MacLennan is actually proficient in many different styles, jazz guitar is actually his specialty as he was formally schooled in it, so he certainly knows what he’s talking about with this guitar lesson.

This should be an ideal clip for practicing jazz guitar chords as it contains a progression called the II V I, which is commonly used in this genre of music. It’s a classic progression that has a smooth sound and feel, so most folks should find it to be a likable lesson. Also, jazz guitar tabs are available for a little extra help, as they show precise finger positioning on the fretboard.

Barney Kessel was born on Oct. 17th 1923 in Oklahoma and he passed away in 2004. Like many of the greats, he got a guitar at an early age and began playing professionally by the time he was a teenager. Throughout his six decade career in music, Barney played with big bands as well as many big names and eventually became renowned for his knowledge of guitar chords and extraordinary ability with chord melody.

Currently, whenever someone would like to learn jazz guitar, or practically any other kind, they usually don’t have to go very far. That is, of course, assuming they have the two key components, which are internet access and a playable six-string. Though let’s not forget the third piece of the musical pie that may even be most essential: PASSION!


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