EXAMPLE3 Eric Johnson
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.