In this page we look at a couple of John Mclaughlin “Shakti” licks and the fingerings for smooth alternate picking transitions.
It’s really helpful to look at the fingering as well as the picking technique in order to get John Mclaughlin’s style down.
Shakti John Mclaughlin Lick Music/Tab
HERE IS A VARIATION OF JOHN MCLAUGHLIN’S RHYTHMIC “SHAKTI” STYLE GUITAR ALTERNATE PICKING EXERCISE.
THE KEY CONCEPT IN THIS EXERCISE IS TO “SHIFT” THE FRETTING HAND INTO DIFFERENT SCALE POSITIONS.
TAB/MUSIC FOR SHAKTI GUITAR EXERCISE: