Hey, how’s it going this is Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, I want to
show you this lesson today on sort of Eric Johnson style “Chord Voicing”.
One of the things that you’ll notice right away is that I’m going to play with
my pick on one string and then I’m going to have two other fingers that are going to grab the rest of the chord like this. And then you can also do the same chord all together like this. So that’s a big part of the way Eric Johnson will articulate chords.
If you’re not used to playing with your fingers at all, chords are a great entry point because it’s not like a finger-picking pattern or anything; it’s just getting the note to ring. So let’s go through these chord shapes.
We’re going to look up all the chords in the key of C. We’re going to start
here on the 3rd fret, 4th, 5th and be sure to click the link below for the tab for this so you can follow along as well. 3rd fret, 4th fret, 5th and there’s your first chord, C major 7. Then D minor 7.
This is a great voicing that I use all the time. Fifth fret, 5th fret, 6th, and again, you can play… Or you can play… The same notes, different articulation.
Move that up a whole step, you get an E minor 7. And then up a half step, returning to our shape. Here we begin on the 8th fret. F major 7, G7. This is another good one, 10, 10, 12, and then bringing it in over A minor 7, 12,
12, 13. Move that up a whole step gives you B minor 7, minor 7 flat 5, but we’re not playing the 5th and then C major 7, which is our very first chord up the octave. Some real nice sounds using that type of voicing.
Again, be sure to click the link below for the tab and practice all these chords, moving up the different frets. Like I can do the same thing here, a whole step over. That would be in the Key of B flat. So transposing is always a good idea, move it around, and thanks for watching. We’ll see you in the next lesson.