This “Teen Taal” 16 beat John Mclaughlin guitar tune employs alternate picking. This is a shakti guitar concept. This tune is based around the idea of a 16 beat cycle for guitar and Tabla, Shruti, Tanpura etc.
Below is the music notation and tablature lasting 4 bars. This makes a 16 beat cycle. From this we can make an Indian Raga tune nicely on our guitars!