Hey, how’s it going.
My name is John McClennan and I’m here
with guitarcontrol.com. I want to show
you some Eric Johnson-style guitar voicings
today. One of the things that I’ve found
prevalent in his playing is the concept of
playing with your pick, say, on one note
and then your two other fingers, playing
with your fingers on two separate notes,
and playing those together like this, so
you get this kind of sound. Or you can also
do it all at once, which is great because
the chord just blooms all at the same time.
What we’re looking at is we’re looking at
just going up the chords in the key of G,
playing a chord scale, but all in this kind
of spread-out, real unique chord voicing.
Here I have the 5th fret, 3rd fret, and 7th,
a good stretch here on G. And then I go to
A minor, which would be like moving the thing
up a whole step and then bringing the pinkie
back to become the minor shape. Then I move
that up a whole step for B minor and then I
go up a half step back to my beginning shape
again, which is major. Move that up a whole
step, same. Then I go up another whole step
and here I get the minor shape. This is an
E minor. And then finally F sharp minor 7,
flat five, which is, well, diminished in
this case. I have the 16th fret, 13th and
17th, resolving to our G major triad, which
is this first chord up the octave.
So again, here it is slowly. And then, of
course, you can come back down. These shapes
just have a real nice orchestral sound to them.
You can break them up by arpeggiating them or
play them all together.
Be sure to click the link below for the tab.
And one more time, I’m going to go up exactly
what the tab says. And then, of course, your G.
All right, Thanks for watching and we’ll see
you in the next lesson. This was Eric Johnson