Analysis Of McLaughlin's Style

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John McLaughlin's musical style could be viewed from the three most prominent aspects of his output:

Furthermore, there could be a fourth aspect of his artistic style, namely his life-long association with the spiritual practices of both Western and Eastern religious and spiritual movements. This aspect, however, is less conspicuous (although we can find many indicators of McLaughlin's spiritual pursuits in his music, his public relations material, and also in the personal contacts with him). Overall, I think that this side of McLaughlin's personality is rather private, and should be therefore left alone.

Let us now pay closer attention to the three prominent aspects of his musical style:

Guitaristic Style

Compositional Style

Improvisational Style

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