To begin with we will use our group of 5 notes starting with an up stroke [from our previous video] alternate picking and add 2 extra notes to make our group of 7.
Next rather, than count 7 we will break the group of 7 up into semiquavers [16ths] making a group of 4+3 and a rest.
We will now make logical musical phrasing with 16ths and add notation. Counting 1 e and a 2 e and [Rest]starting with an “Upstroke” alternate picking.
If we look at the chord bar below we will see that the chord changes are 1 chord per beat. Harmonically this is moving at a very fast rate.
Now, we will apply two groups of 7’s broken up into 16ths so that we can play rhythmically through this ambiguous set of chord changes.
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There are two parts to this. The second lesson is a variation. The dominant chord in this 2 5 1 is altered.
This creates a nice way to create flow with the fingering when alternate picking in the style of John Mclaughlin. As you play through the Notation/Tab [below] this will become apparent very quickly.
John Mclaughlin guitar lesson finishing with a D flat Triad for G7 alt
LINE BREAKDOWN: Breaking down the line into 4 note cells [Tetrachords]
VARIATION of the John Mclaughlin jazz fusion improvisation guitar lesson finishing with an E flat Triad for the G7 alt
For more info John Mclaughlin has a DVD: