John McLaughlin iii Vi ii V7 I Acoustic Jazz Guitar

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John McLaughlin iii Vi ii V7 I Jazz Guitar Line/Alternate Picking Exercise Lick

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Hi Guys,

This is a concept for creating longer alternate picking improvisation lines. What makes it more useful and more enjoyable is the fact that you can substitute the iii Vi ii V7 I chords.

EXAMPLE:

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There are lots of variations on this. For instance we could add Db7 or DbMaj7 in bar 5 and have it resolve down into a CMaj chord.

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Here is the first bar: Notice the use of 4ths and side stepping. The scale is A melodic minor based.

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Bar 2: Notice the use of chromatics which are originally set up like approach notes. These are easy to finger and alternate pick rhythmically.

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Bar 3: This is pentatonic based whilst highlighting the #11 note:

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Bar 4: This bar employs an Ab melodic minor leaning for the G altered sound:

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Final Bar: Notice that this bar resolves to a B natural for the CmMaj7 chord:

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John Mclaughlin Melodic Minor Scale Jazz Guitar Lick Lesson

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John Mclaughlin Melodic Minor Scale Jazz Guitar Lick Lesson

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Chord Chart for Lick:

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John Mclaughlin Melodic Minor Scale Jazz Guitar Lick Lesson

John Mclaughlin Melodic “Jazz” Minor Scale Guitar Lick: Alternate Picking starting on a “Down” stroke:

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John Mclaughlin Melodic Minor Scale Jazz Guitar Lick Lesson

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