Shakti- Guitar Slides on alternate picking “Downstroke”

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Shakti- Guitar Slides on alternate picking “Downstroke”

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In this exercise the key is to get the slide/slur on the “Down stroke” when alternate picking quick bits of scale [or Raga]

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Shakti- Guitar Slides on alternate picking “Downstroke”

This exercise starts on a down stroke: Try to accent the 1st and 3rd notes and count time as you do so: For example:

1 e and a etc or Ta ka di mi etc

Shakti- Guitar Slides on alternate picking “Downstroke”

Shakti/John McLaughlin Guitar Alternate Picking Exercise in full:

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Shakti- Guitar Slides on alternate picking “Downstroke”

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Alternate Picking “John McLaughlin” style on “DOWNSTROKE”

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The key to these examples is to accent the 1st and 3rd notes [“Downstokes”]whilst also remembering the “Up” stroke as a lighter but essential touch in order to cross the guitar strings fluently when strict alternate picking.

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

The first example starts on the 3rd beat, so remember to count 3 e and a 4 e and a to come in on the 1st beat of the next bar.

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

Example 1:

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

Example 2: Employs a simple pentatonic scale and then joins together with the F melodic minor scale as used in the 1st example.

Example 2:

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

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Alternate Picking

Shakti John mclaughlin Guitar Concepts Part 2

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Shakti John Mclaughlin Guitar Concepts Part 2

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With Alternate Picking it is essential to hear the rhythm so that your brain can process what you are about to play.

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Shakti John Mclaughlin Guitar Concepts Part 2

It is essential to still hear the “Ta Ka Di Mi” or “1 e and a” etc when there is silence or a rest. That way you will “Stay in the groove” with a tight smooth rhythmic attack to your playing.

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Shakti John Mclaughlin Guitar Concepts Part 2

As per usual it is also essential try to accent the 1st and 3rd notes in each 4 note grouping.

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Shakti John Mclaughlin Guitar Concepts Part 2

FULL SHAKIT GUITAR EXERCIES:

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Shakti John Mclaughlin Guitar Concepts Part 2

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