Alternate Picking jazz fusion Guitar “Nailing the changes” 7’s into 4+3 [Mclaughlin/Meola]

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Alternate Picking jazz fusion Guitar “Nailing the changes” 7’s into 4+3 improvisation lesson [Meola/Mclaughlin]

To begin with we will use our group of 5 notes starting with an up stroke [from our previous video] alternate picking and add 2 extra notes to make our group of 7.

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John Mclaughlin 5+2 Alternate Picking Guitar Rhythms [Mclaughlin/Meola]

Next rather, than count 7 we will break the group of 7 up into semiquavers [16ths] making a group of 4+3 and a rest.

Alternate, Picking ,jazz, fusion, Guitar ,"Nailing, the, changes," 7's, into 4+3,
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John Mclaughlin 5+2 Alternate Picking Guitar Rhythms Mclaughlin/Meola]

We will now make logical musical phrasing with 16ths and add notation. Counting 1 e and a 2 e and [Rest]starting with an “Upstroke” alternate picking.

Alternate, Picking ,jazz, fusion, Guitar ,"Nailing, the, changes," 7's, into 4+3,
John, Mclaughlin, Al di, Meola, Lesson, technique
Alternate Picking jazz fusionGuitar “Nailing the changes” 7’s into 4+3

If we look at the chord bar below we will see that the chord changes are 1 chord per beat. Harmonically this is moving at a very fast rate.

Alternate, Picking ,jazz, fusion, Guitar ,"Nailing, the, changes," 7's, into 4+3,
John, Mclaughlin, Al di, Meola, Lesson, technique
John Mclaughlin 5+2 Alternate Picking Guitar Rhythms

Now, we will apply two groups of 7’s broken up into 16ths so that we can play rhythmically through this ambiguous set of chord changes.

Alternate, Picking ,jazz, fusion, Guitar ,"Nailing, the, changes," 7's, into 4+3,
John, Mclaughlin, Al di, Meola, Lesson, technique
Alternate Picking jazz fusionGuitar “Nailing the changes” 7’s into 4+3

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