John Mclaughlin minor 7 flat 5 alt Dom I mAJ7th Harmonic minor alternate picking guitar Licks

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor alt/Dom alternate picking guitar Licks Examples Lesson

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The first bar uses the A Harmonic Minor Scale over the Dm7b5 chord. John employs 4 note groupings [“Tetrachords”] to create a quick rhythmic alternate picking drive.

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

The 2nd bar uses the C minor Pentatonic scale: Notice how the F to E [from the previous bar] fall by 1/2 steps to the Eb creating a smooth connection.

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

In the 2nd example notice how to final two beats employ the C melodic “Jazz” minor scale.

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

John Mclaughlin: iim7b5, V7+, I Maj7, Harmonic, Melodic, minor: Lick 1

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

John Mclaughlin: iim7b5, V7+, I Maj7, Harmonic, Melodic, minor: Lick 2

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

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