“Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75

BOOK REVIEW:

A video [Vlog] review of “Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75 by Colin Harper.

A truly fantastic book and if you enjoyed “Bathed in lightning” then you will really enjoy “Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75

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“Echoes from then” Glimpses of John Mclaughlin 1959-75 by Colin Harper BOOK REVIEW

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Jazz/fusion improvisation Altered scale Theory Lesson

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Today we will look at a John Mclaughlin alternate picking Jazz/Fusion improvisation cadence employing the altered dominant chord! Please watch the video below and then try it out yourself.

As you will see this cadence employs the Altered scale. It is a 2 [minor 7 flat 5] going to 5 [ “Altered Dominant”] 1 [major 7th]. This being Dm7 flat 5  G7 altered resolving to C major7.

I also employ a flat 5 substitution on the Dm7 flat 5. All of this resolves though and slips nicely into the altered dominant 5 chord. I also use pentatonics within the altered scale for rhythmic flow. Please look at the TAB/MUSIC below and play through it yourself to see and feel how it all “Naturally” unfolds. I employ alternate picking the same as John Mclaughlin.

John Mclaughlin alternate picking altered scale line Music/Tab

John Mclaughlin Alternate picking Altered scale jazz improviser line

VARIATION With an A flat Pentatonic shape replacing A flat minor/Major Arpeggio for the flat 5 substitution.

 

Altered scale jazz improvisation, jazz improviser lesson

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