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 Guitar Fingering-Jazz Chromatics

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John McLaughlin Jazz Guitar Chromatics easy Fingering

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Today we will have a look at an easier fingering for jazz chromatic target tones:

Below we have the old “Traditional” fingering:

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Now, we have a simpler and more intuitive John McLaughlin guitar fingering. 2 fingers to 2 fingers with a slide.

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We will now apply this to the most common and easiest scale on planet guitar, the A minor Pentatonic scale.

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This time we will add a “Side Step” and chromatic target tone movement

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In this example we will have an upbeat with 4 chromatic descending notes starting on the tonic note D:

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Finally, we will extend it over a ii V7 I

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King Crimson/Fripp Guitar Cross Picking Sequence technique

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King Crimson/Fripp Guitar Cross Picking Sequence Technique

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This sequence uses our old friend, the “Down Down Up” Cross Picking Guitar Pattern:

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Although, the pattern is 1 2 3 1 2 3 I am counting 3/4 as in – 1 and 2 and 3 and for rhythmic momentum and only 1 2 3 in the 3/8 bar.

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The fretting hand shapes are mainly Quintal and Quartal moving around in the cycle of 4ths. Although, there is some flattened 5th and Major 3rd movement.

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Part 1:

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Part 2:

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Last Bar:

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