EXAMPLE3 Eric John­son

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Gui­tar vir­tu­oso eric John­son has cul­ti­vated a taste­ful style with the em­pha­sis firmly on tone and melody. Our piece com­bines many of his sig­na­ture ap­proaches but placed in the fa­mil­iar blues for­mat. The piece starts with some open-voiced triad in­ver­sions played in a sim­ple rhythm over the turn around sec­tion. John­son is a mas­ter of mix­ing tri­ads and Pen­ta­ton­ics to pro­duce a colour­ful solo­ing style. There is also an ‘out­side’ arpeg­gio to get your fin­gers round in bar 9. This e ma­jor triad builds ten­sion over A7 and then re­solves to d7.

Use of pick and fin­gers will help ar­tic­u­la­tion of the string-skip­ping el­e­ments.

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