Alternate Picking “Frevo” Variation Guitar Trio Lick

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Alternate Picking “Frevo” Variation Guitar Trio Lick

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This is the same as the “Frevo” intro from the guitar trio [Friday night in San Francisco].

The fingering is the same throughout. It is a simple repeated pattern of a 6 note grouping.

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“Sextuplets” Alternate Picking “Frevo” Variation Guitar Trio Lick

You can count this easily as 1 2 3 4 5 6 or in Triplets or as Ta ki ta Ta ki ta.

The lick starts on a “Down Stroke” and employs strict “Alternate Picking” guitar technique throughout:

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“Sextuplets” Alternate Picking “Frevo” Variation Guitar Trio Lick

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How to Play “Frevo” intro by Guitar Trio John Mclaughlin and Paco De Lucia:

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How to Play “Frevo” intro by Guitar Trio John Mclaughlin and Paco De Lucia-Alternate Picking Lesson

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“FREVO” Intro PDF

This is a repeated alternate picking pattern starting on a down stroke.

It consists of rhythmic sextuplets. These can be counted as triplets or as Konokol Ta ki ta Ta ki ta.

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How to Play “Frevo” intro by Guitar Trio John Mclaughlin and Paco De Lucia Guitar Lesson

It is essential to accent the first note of each 6 note grouping in order to get “Rhythmical” picking patterns.

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How to Play “Frevo” intro by Guitar Trio John Mclaughlin and Paco De Lucia Guitar Lesson

After crossing the first two strings the pattern is repetitive

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How to Play “Frevo” intro by Guitar Trio John Mclaughlin and Paco De Lucia Guitar Lesson

Below, is the whole intro starting on a “Down” stroke for strict alternate picking

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How to Play “Frevo” intro by Guitar Trio John Mclaughlin and Paco De Lucia Guitar Lesson

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Friday Night in San Francisco by Al Di MeolaJohn McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía

Friday Night in San Francisco is a 1981 live album by Al Di MeolaJohn McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. It was described by jazz author and critic Walter Kolosky as “a musical event that could be compared to the Benny Goodman Band’s performance at Carnegie Hall in 1938 … [it] may be considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums”.[4]

All the tracks except “Guardian Angel” were recorded live at The Warfield Theatre on 5 December 1980, in San Francisco; “Guardian Angel” was recorded at Minot Sound, in White Plains, New York.

Track listing

No.TitlePerformersLength
1.Mediterranean Sundance/Río Ancho” (Al Di MeolaPaco de Lucía)Paco de Lucía (left channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)11:25
2.“Short Tales of the Black Forest” (Chick Corea)John McLaughlin (left channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)8:39
No.TitleLength
3.“Frevo Rasgado” (Egberto Gismonti)John McLaughlin (left channel) and Paco de Lucía (right channel)7:54
4.“Fantasia Suite” (Al Di Meola)Paco de Lucía (left channel), John McLaughlin (middle channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)8:41
5.“Guardian Angel” (John McLaughlin)Paco de Lucía (left channel), John McLaughlin (middle channel) and Al Di Meola (right channel)4:00

Personnel

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“Al di Meola” Alternate Picking Acoustic Guitar lesson/lick

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In this video and lesson we look at a basic but very useful repetitive alternate picking 2 string guitar lick.

This is an excellent way to develop the right hand picking technique and get the left hand fretting fingers into synchronisation.

Alternate Picking 2 string “Al di Meola” guitar lick/lesson

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Al Di Meola 2 string alternate picking guitar lick

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