John McLaughlin guitar 2 5 1 Variation Lick Lesson

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John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

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Here is another Alternate Picking John Mclaughlin jazz/fusion guitar lick. This is based on a variation of a 2 5 1 with F/Eb substituted for Dm7 going to G7#5b9 to CMaj7.

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John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

As you can see above the first part employs the C melodic minor scale whilst the second part employs the C Harmonic minor scale.

The only odd note being a Bb [Not of C Harmonic minor scale] for colour and because the B natural has already been heard.

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John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

The lick starts on a downstroke for strict alternate picking.

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John McLaughlin Guitar Lesson

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John Mclaughlin Guitar Licks

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John Mclaughlin Guitar Lines

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Example 1:

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John Mclaughlin Guitar lick

Example 2:

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John Mclaughlin Guitar lick

Example 3:

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John Mclaughlin Guitar lick

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John Mclaughlin minor 7 flat 5 alt Dom I mAJ7th Harmonic minor alternate picking guitar Licks

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor alt/Dom alternate picking guitar Licks Examples Lesson

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The first bar uses the A Harmonic Minor Scale over the Dm7b5 chord. John employs 4 note groupings [“Tetrachords”] to create a quick rhythmic alternate picking drive.

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

The 2nd bar uses the C minor Pentatonic scale: Notice how the F to E [from the previous bar] fall by 1/2 steps to the Eb creating a smooth connection.

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

In the 2nd example notice how to final two beats employ the C melodic “Jazz” minor scale.

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

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John Mclaughlin 2 5 1 Harmonic minor altDom alternate picking guitar Licks

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