Eric Johnson

Total Electric Guitar

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Eric Johnson's Total Electric Guitar -- at over 70 minutes -- is simply one of the best instructional videos out there. Aside from offering endless opportunities for practicing guitarists to expand their knowledge and technique, it also gives detailed insight into not only Johnson's playing technique, but also the major influences that formed the tapestry of his far-ranging style. Specific techniques like picking, vibrato, chord theory, and Johnson's fantastic "harp"-style harmonics are explored, as well as discussion of the various styles Johnson himself has meticulously dissected from his diverse heroes -- including Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, and Chet Atkins. Johnson's immaculate tone and technique, attention to detail, and obsessive passion for music are a lesson to all musicians. Comes with a notation book for all the included licks and exercises.