This jazz fusion guitar lick consists of a “Pentatonic scale” fingering and an “Arpeggio” fingering.
John Mclaughlin jazz fusion acoustic guitar lick/lesson
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.
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.
Here is the descending music notation and tab. [Chords and alternate picking]
Here is the ascending music notation and tab.
Descending cycle of 4ths chord sequence [for alternate picking scales with chords].
Ascending cycle of 4ths chord sequence [for alternate picking scales with chords].
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