No. 7: The Mahavishnu Orchestra

On December 7, 2015 by Prester John


Normally I don’t think of John McLaughlin as a “weird” guitarist, but rather as innovative, cutting edge, and ahead of the pack. Nevertheless, this electric etude I recently wrote on McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra for Premier Guitar magazine definitely qualifies as weird. It has odd meters, uncommon scales, an angular melody, displaced accents, and a solo played with reckless abandon.

The text and downloadable tab for the lesson is here: Mahavishnu Lesson

The audio, with scrolling sheet music, is here: Mahavishnu Audio

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