Jon MacLennan

Jon MacLennan

Jon MacLennan is a Los Angeles-based musician, artist, songwriter, producer, and instructor with 20 years of experience teaching acoustic/electric guitar and ukulele. A graduate of UCLA, MacLennan holds a bachelor’s degree in Ethnomusicology, Jazz Guitar Performance. He is a Maton artist, an instructor for Fender Play, and the author of three instructional books, including Melodic Expressions: The Art of the Line. Jon grew up surfing and playing guitar on the beach every day. More at jonmaclennan.com.



Strumming Guitar

5 Ways to Strum Without A Pick

December 12, 2020
Discover your own musical fingerprint by exploring different approaches to string attack.
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Pedal-Tone Blues

A Guide to Pedal-Tone Blues

November 28, 2020
Take your rhythmic independence to a new level and learn to become a complete solo guitarist.
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Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix Rhythms Made Easy

October 3, 2020
Understanding Hendrix’s rhythm guitar style will help you create new, exciting guitar parts that add momentum to the song.
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Chet Atkins

A Beginner’s Guide to the Chet Atkins Sound

June 20, 2020
Whether you’re a fingerpicking enthusiast or simply looking to understand the fundamentals, master these examples and you’ll start sounding like the “Country Gentleman” in no time.
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