The key to this Shakti guitar riff is to “Shift” the fretting hand positions whilst employing strict alternate picking with the plectrum in the right hand as can be found in the guitar style of John Mclaughlin.
This is a great exercise for right hand picking technique by alternating with the plectrum starting on a “downstroke” whilst synchronising the left hand with the position shifts on the guitar fingerboard.
Shakti alternate picking hand position shifting guitar lick in TAB/Notation
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My Piano COMPOSITION BAsED ON MESSIAEN’S Modes of Limited Transposition:
Messiaen: La technique de mon langage musical.
Messiaen has written a book detailing his compositional method and modes of limited transposition. It’s a really excellent insight into his methods, ideas and developments as a composer. Messiaen’s compositional style is very inspiring for any musician, composer and improviser as it is stacked with original possibilities and new ways of looking at and approaching tonality.
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