Hey, how’s it going. My name is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com. We’re
looking at some more Eric Johnson style voicings.
I love the way that he plays his chords and, again,
I’m just going to reiterate a point with his
articulation, is that one of the things that he’ll
do is he’ll play the bass note with his pick and
then he’ll play the other notes of the chord with
What we’re going to do is we’re going to take
this shape, which we may have looked at before
on higher strings, is this. But now we’re
dropping it down to the lower strings.
We’re going to go through the key of C and
we’re going to basically play what I call
the entire chord family of this texture.
What I’m doing here is I’m playing the C major.
This is a C chord, by the way. So I’ve got the
A 5th and the 9th; to B minor, which is 10, 7,
10; move that up a whole step for E minor and
then the same as the first chord, just now
starting on the 10th fret. That’s this one.
Real great chords.
Moving up a whole step. You then go to minor.
The last chord, B diminished and then C. So B
diminished is 19, 15, 19 and then 20, 17, 20
is our octave of this first shape.
Again, the chords can be played blooming all
together like this, all the notes at the same
time, or… Sometimes it’s nice to mix it up.
Those are all different ways that you can play
those kinds of voicings. And then again, know
your root notes so that you can move them.
Like, for instance, here, this kind of thing.
That would be for an A.
Again, know those root notes and then try and
apply them even if it’s just for a section of
a song you already know or something you want
to write. Be sure to click the link below for
the tab and we’ll see you in the next lesson.
Thanks for watching.