This little exercise works on the development of another basic guitar fingering idea. This fingering [as you will find out when playing through the notation/tab] lends itself well to the rhythmic development of John Mclaughlin’s alternate picking guitar technique. This in turn makes Indian Raga style of music very playable and gives way to creating your own raga’s!
John Mclaughlin SHAKTI Indian Raga Guitar EXERCISE/FINGERING LESSON Music and Tab
As always keep the alternate picking rhythmical and count in groups of four 16th notes called “Tetrachords”. Or, count in the Indian Konokol rhythm system “Ta Ka Di Me”. Accent the first beat of each 4 note grouping with the guitar pick. Alternate picking will then give a fluid consistency to this raga phrase/lick. Thanks for watching and please Subscribe to our youtube channel CLICK FOR YOUTUBE