On Your Marks, Get Set, Pick!

Having a go at some Eric Johnson! This is the intro to Cliffs of Dover, and as you can probably tell, it’s deceptively tricky! Eric Johnson is a master at speed picking, so getting this up to tempo is causing some headaches! As always, perseverance is key! This is a nice piece for practice alternate picking, and for getting your head around those string-skipping arpeggios. To get the Eric Johnson sound for this song, you need a bit of overdrive and a hefty dollop of delay – and some speedy picking, of course!

 

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