John Mclaughlin Alternate Picking Guitar Exercise

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Repeat the scale pattern and “Accent” the first note of each new group as you cross the guitar strings.

This will give you very clean guitar picking [on electric or acoustic] as you alternate “Down up” with the picking hand. Enjoy!

 

TAB/MUSIC FOR THE PICKING EXERCISE/LESSON:

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This idea was taken from John Mclaughlin’s “Shakti” playing. His alternate picking is strict, rhythmic and accented. Although this is a brief exercise there is lots of brilliant plectrum concepts/technique embedded within it.

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