Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [John Mclaughlin Style]

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

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Just a simple idea of building longer pentatonic lines with more of a modal flavour by employing alternate picking guitar technique [John Mclaughlin Style].

These are built from a very simple fingering in order to give a “Solid” foundation to fall back on.

Here is the simple finger and scale:

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

Ascending:

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

Here is a change of position and the one change with the 2nd finger.

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

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Pentatonic- Alternate Picking IDEA [ John Mclaughlin Style]

For this blog it is essential to watch the video for a full in depth analysis and explanation as there is a lot of material to get through in this concept.

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How John mclaughlin Plays Quick Guitar Lines

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How John Mclaughlin plays fast guitar lines with accenting the 1st and 3rd notes

The key to this short Lick is to employ “Alternate Picking” guitar technique starting on a down stroke! NEXT: Try to accent the 1st and 3rd notes of each 4 note grouping [Tetrachords]. This will make your picking stable and even with solid timing.

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How John Mclaughlin plays fast guitar lines with accenting the 1st and 3rd notes

FREE PDF MCLAUGHLIN DOWNLOAD:

Whole Acoustic McLaughlin Quick Lick:

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How John Mclaughlin plays fast guitar lines with accenting the 1st and 3rd notes

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Jazz improviser approaches King Crimson/Fripp with Guitar Lesson

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King Crimson/Fripp Polytonal Guitar Lesson for the jazz improviser

Please watch video above for in depth analysis:

PDF FILE KING CRIMSON FRIPP GUITAR EXAMPLE:

In this short study/etude the jazz improviser looks at how to compose in the style of Robert Fripp and King Crimson with the whole tone scale’s major 3rds and employing polytonality with a polytonal picking guitar turn around:

HERE IS THE NOTATION/TAB:

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King Crimson Guitar Polytonal and Whole tone scale 3rds
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King Crimson Guitar Polytonal and Whole tone scale 3rds

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King Crimson Guitar Polytonal and Whole tone scale 3rds

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