ERIC JOHNSON MODERN PENTATONIC GUITAR LINES LESSON/EXAMPLES

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Eric Johnson the Subject of this blog: Modern Pentatonic Guitar Lines for Improvisation

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Today we will look at 4 interesting concepts that Eric Johnson employs with his modern pentatonic guitar approach. We will concentrate on the major pentatonic in this blog.

Example 1 : Employing 5ths

The employment of perfect 5ths is a brilliant way to create a new and modern sound that adds spark and life into any dull overused pentatonic cliche’s.

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ERIC JOHNSON MODERN PENTATONIC GUITAR LINES: Major Pentatonic Perfect 5ths example

Example 2: String Skipping:

This example employs the technique of skipping the strings to create a unique and fresh sounding guitar line that exploits the intervals.

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ERIC JOHNSON MODERN PENTATONIC GUITAR LINES: Major Pentatonic String Skipping example

Example 3: Rhythmic Displacement:

This line is really in groups of three, but the way the tetrachords/Cells [4 note groupings] work creates a rhythmic displacement that adds an interesting rhythmic forward momentum.

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ERIC JOHNSON MODERN PENTATONIC GUITAR LINES: Major Pentatonic Rhythmic Displacement example

Example 4: Rhythmic displacement #2.

Lastly we have a five note grouping that once again exploits not only the pentatonic scale but also the rhythmical aspect of it. This in turn creates a brilliant original sounding rhythmic displaced line.

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ERIC JOHNSON MODERN PENTATONIC GUITAR LINES: Major Pentatonic Rhythmic Displacement example

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3 thoughts on “ERIC JOHNSON MODERN PENTATONIC GUITAR LINES LESSON/EXAMPLES

    1. Hi Gabriel, I will do a video on this after Christmas as there is quite a lot to get through in this modern pentatonic approach. I usually add a video but I have been finding that most people who come to the webpage/blog don’t click/watch the video so I have started to just use text and Tab/Notation. I also have a 2nd part to this lesson so I will make another page and then make a video later on out of the 2 pages. Thanks, Clifford

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      1. Thanks so much Clifford!! I will consider the video gift a Christmas/ New Year Gift!!!!! Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for all the great info you share.

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