Alternate picking Acoustic guitar jazz fusion

This jazz fusion guitar lick consists of a “Pentatonic scale” fingering and an “Arpeggio” fingering.

John Mclaughlin jazz fusion acoustic guitar lick/lesson

alternate picking John Mclaughlin guitar lesson
“Belo Herozonte” John Mclaughlin style guitar lick #1

The key is to acknowledge the 2 finger Pentatonic ascending shape and the descending Arpeggio shape. Start with a down stroke and employ alternate picking.

Shakti John Mclaughlin guitar lick lesson
“Pentatonic” 2 finger guitar shape and “Arpeggio” shape

Below is another acoustic jazz fusion guitar technique that John Mclaughlin employed in his “Belo Herozonte’ and “Music spoken here” era.

It employs the cycle of 4ths with chords and scale fragments employing alternate picking, but this time starting with an upstroke.

Below we see the set -up with the guitar plectrum.

alternate picking guitar chords scale 4ths cycle

Here is the descending music notation and tab. [Chords and alternate picking]

alternate picking guitar chords scale descending

Here is the ascending music notation and tab.

ascending alternate picking guitar chords scale

Descending cycle of 4ths chord sequence [for alternate picking scales with chords].

CYCLE OF 4THA ALTERNATE PICKING SEQUENCE

Ascending cycle of 4ths chord sequence [for alternate picking scales with chords].

Cycle of 4ths alternate picking guitar sequence

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