“Eric has done more trying to be the best that he can be than anybody I’ve ever seen. He works hard on his tone, sound, and techniques”: Stevie Ray Vaughan was in awe of his playing – and these 10 Eric Johnson techniques will take your solos up a notch

Eric Johnson performs on stage during the G3 tour stop at The Magnolia on February 07, 2024 in El Cajon, California.
(Image credit: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Texan virtuoso Eric Johnson is no stranger to any fans of both great guitarists and good music.

From his earliest fusion recordings in the early ’70s with The Electromagnets, through his session work with artists such as Cat Stevens and Christopher Cross, collaborations with Steve Vai, Mike Stern and Joe Satriani, on to his ever expanding collection of releases as a solo artist, Eric has consistently produced cutting-edge guitar-based music.

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John Wheatcroft

John is Head of Guitar at BIMM London and a visiting lecturer for the University of West London (London College of Music) and Chester University. He's performed with artists including Billy Cobham (Miles Davis), John Williams, Frank Gambale (Chick Corea) and Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), and toured the world with John Jorgenson and Carl Palmer.