Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [John Mclaughlin Style]

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

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Just a simple idea of building longer pentatonic lines with more of a modal flavour by employing alternate picking guitar technique [John Mclaughlin Style].

These are built from a very simple fingering in order to give a “Solid” foundation to fall back on.

Here is the simple finger and scale:

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

Ascending:

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

Here is a change of position and the one change with the 2nd finger.

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

For this blog it is essential to watch the video for a full in depth analysis and explanation as there is a lot of material to get through in this concept.

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Alternate Picking “John McLaughlin” style on “DOWNSTROKE”

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The key to these examples is to accent the 1st and 3rd notes [“Downstokes”]whilst also remembering the “Up” stroke as a lighter but essential touch in order to cross the guitar strings fluently when strict alternate picking.

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

The first example starts on the 3rd beat, so remember to count 3 e and a 4 e and a to come in on the 1st beat of the next bar.

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

Example 1:

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

Example 2: Employs a simple pentatonic scale and then joins together with the F melodic minor scale as used in the 1st example.

Example 2:

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

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Alternate Picking

How John mclaughlin Plays Quick Guitar Lines

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How John Mclaughlin plays fast guitar lines with accenting the 1st and 3rd notes

The key to this short Lick is to employ “Alternate Picking” guitar technique starting on a down stroke! NEXT: Try to accent the 1st and 3rd notes of each 4 note grouping [Tetrachords]. This will make your picking stable and even with solid timing.

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How John Mclaughlin plays fast guitar lines with accenting the 1st and 3rd notes

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Whole Acoustic McLaughlin Quick Lick:

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How John Mclaughlin plays fast guitar lines with accenting the 1st and 3rd notes

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