Hey, how’s it going. My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com. I want to
show you this lesson today on sort of Eric Johnson
style chord voicings.
One of the things that you’ll notice right away
that I’m going to do is 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. So pick and then my two
other fingers. 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 at basically going 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.
But 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 that we began with just now 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.