In this page we look at a couple of John Mclaughlin “Shakti” licks and the fingerings required for smooth transitions when John’s employing alternate picking technique.
It’s really helpful to look at the fingering as well as the picking method in order to get John Mclaughlin’s style down. These exercises use strict Alternate Picking.
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: