In this page we look at a couple of John Mclaughlin “Shakti” licks and the fingerings for smooth alternate picking transitions. This is a fusing of the Indian Classical musical tradition and that of the western music tradition
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
THE KEY CONCEPT IN THIS EXERCISE IS TO “SHIFT” THE FRETTING HAND INTO DIFFERENT SCALE POSITIONS WHILST HOLDING THE RHYTHM TIGHTLY.
HERE IS A VARIATION OF JOHN MCLAUGHLIN’S RHYTHMIC “SHAKTI” STYLE OF GUITAR with his usual strict ALTERNATE PICKING right hand technique
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