How to play blues like Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson
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Eric Johnson is a masterful guitarist. He is world renowned for his formidable technique, impeccable tone, and a perfectionist approach. He has an unwavering devotion to his craft and has risen to legendary status among the guitar community. 

He may not be the first name that comes to mind when considering blues guitarists, as his long career has seen him covering a wide range of genres from rock, to jazz fusion, folk, and even country, but the blues influence on his musical choices, his tonal palette and his influence on many modern blues guitarist cannot be denied. 

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David Gerrish

David is a guitarist, producer, and educator. He has performed worldwide as a session musician, with artists and bands spanning many musical genres. He draws upon over 20 years of experience in both live performance and studio work, as well as numerous composing credits. As a producer, he's collaborated with artists across genres, including pop, RnB, and neo soul. David holds a master’s in jazz guitar and teaches at BIMM London and the London College of Music. He is also a regular contributor to Guitar Techniques magazine, sharing his love of blues in a monthly column.