“Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75

BOOK REVIEW:

A video [Vlog] review of “Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75 by Colin Harper.

A truly fantastic book and if you enjoyed “Bathed in lightning” then you will really enjoy “Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75

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“Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75 by Colin Harper BOOK REVIEW

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Messiaen Mode 4 Improvisation Concepts for jazz/20c improvisation

Messiaen’s 4th mode: Concepts for this blog are taken from the excellent:

“Dick de Graaf – Beyond Borders. Broadening the Artistic Palette of (Composing) Improvisers in Jazz”.

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Messiaen Mode 4 of limited transposition Scale
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Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concept 1

Messiaen Mode 4 Music Lesson
Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concept 1

Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concept 2

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Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concept 3

Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concepts lessons

Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concept 4

Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Concept 4

Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Line Development #1

4th Mode Messiaen improv jazz

VARIATION:

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Mode 4 Improvised line extension jazz fusion guitar

Messiaen mode 4 Improvisation Line Development #2

Messiaen 4ths mode of limited transposition

VARIATION:

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Messiaen’s Book La technique de mon langage musical “Techniques of my musical language” treatise.

 La technique de mon langage musical ("The Technique of my Musical Language")

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Alternate Picking with cycle 4ths chords guitar lesson

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Today we look at employing alternate picking with chords on the guitar.

The alternate picking group of 4 semiquavers [16ths] notes start with an upstroke. “Up Down Up Down”. This little lick/motif joins the two chords together and creates a compositional movement.

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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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John Mclaughlin “QUICK” Lick #1

Today we will take a look at a John Mclaughlin jazz fusion acoustic guitar lick in the style of the “Belo Herozonte” C.D/LP.

It consists of a “Pentatonic scale” and an “Arpeggio” fingering.

John Mclaughlin Quick Lick #1

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“Belo Herozonte” John Mclaughlin style guitar lick #1

Notice the 2 finger Pentatonic ascending shape and the Arpeggio Descending shape

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“Pentatonic” 2 finger guitar shape and “Arpeggio” shape

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Chromatic Displacement?

As an antidote to enclosure here we look at some easy developing chromatic ideas for improvisation.

These ideas follow a basic 4 note D chromatic scale to an F arpeggio. They then move into a variation.

Idea 1

chromatic displacement for jazz improvisation

Idea 2

chromatic displacement for jazz improvisation

Idea 3

chromatic displacement for jazz improvisation

Idea 4

chromatic displacement for jazz improvisation
chromatic displacement for jazz improvisation

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Enclosure/Target tones/Approach notes/Encircling and How to use them #2

Exercise 1: “Off beat” enclosure starting on the 5th string of the guitar creating chromatics for a fluid jazz improvised line.

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Jazz Chromatic improvised line

Notice: After the first “Off beat” enclosure there are two more set-ups for enclosure starting “On” the beat. Both starting on the 3rd beat.

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“Off” Beat and “On” Beat Enclosure to set-up chromatics for the improvised jazz line

Off beat set-up

Off the beat Enclosure Target tones
“Off” Beat Enclosure [Anacrusis] set-up

Set-up “On” the Beat

On beat Enclosure
“On” the beat Enclosure set-up for chromatic jazz improvisation

Enclosure jazz improvisation how to use it

Variation: Starting the Enclosure/Target tones from the 6th string of the guitar.

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Enclosure/Target tones from the 6th string of the guitar

As before we start with an “Off-beat” and then employ two more sets of enclosure “On” the beat. Both starting on the 1st beat of the bar.

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“Off” beat and “On” beat Enclosure

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