In this 2 bar example we pass through the 3 6 2 5[alt] 1 quickly. The key to this exercise is to employ “Tetrachords”. These are 4 note groupings of 16th notes that create the flow for the fast double timing.
Accent the first note in each 4 note grouping and tap your foot to hold good time as you play through the exercise notated below. Remember to to keep the alternate picking tight and strict as John Mclaughlin does in much of his jazz fusion guitar playing.
Mclaughlin Alt 3 6 2 5 1 alternate picking tab/Exercise Notation:
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN JAZZ/FUSION LICK VARIATION in 2nd Bar
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