Watch the EJ Stretches online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Including wide interval spans in your licks is always a catchy additive. While there are several ways to go about broadening your note distances, one way that eludes most of guitarists is Eric Johnson's approach. Texas-bred Johnson was bound for guitar hero status long before humbling the world with his radio breakthrough "Cliffs of Dover", from Ah Via Musicom. Making use of open-voiced arpeggios, EJ creates unique sounding licks that not only feature sizable interval leaps, but also brilliant moments of melodic voice leading as seen in this lick.

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