Most people are familiar with the famous song written by Robert Johnson and the instrumental of this is played on an electric guitar. The chords used are E Minor and A Major, which are very similar but they sound completely different. In this article I want to discuss Robert Johnson's guitar playing techniques, which I think are very cool!
Robert Johnson was a very interesting guitar player and it wasn't just because of his talent but also because of his technique, which is so unique that is known as “jazz guitar”. One of the most important aspects of jazz guitar is that it should be able to be played with a natural and relaxed approach. It should be a lot more free than the usual blues guitar, because with blues guitar it is often played with the fingers pressed down too tightly against the fret board. When Robert Johnson started playing his electric guitar, he was able to make it more natural by just pressing down on the strings lightly.
To start with Robert Johnson played on the lower E string, which is also the second lowest string. The reason for this is because this is one of the easiest strings to play on in terms of strumming patterns. After Robert Johnson's first session he started playing on the higher E strings, which is the main sound we hear in all of his recordings.
The second important aspect of Robert Johnson's playing is that he was able to use a high range when playing notes and chord changes. In fact he did this so well that he was able to use it as a basis for playing other instruments, as an example for him being able to play other string instruments, like the guitar. He had very good finger dexterity and was able to play very fast.
Another thing that is important about Robert Johnson's playing is that he would never play a note that wasn't completely played. He never played a note that was halfway played or partially played, he always played every note completely. This is a very important technique when you are playing fast notes, because if you have half-finished your last note then it takes longer to get the note played.
You might also have noticed that Robert Johnson played a lot of minor 7th chords on his guitar. This is because he uses a lot of pentatonic scales, which are very easy to learn and are also very easy to play on a guitar. You might have heard of these scales if you are an acoustic guitar player, but what you might not know is that they are the foundation of Robert Johnson's guitar playing. and they are very important when it comes to understanding how he plays.
One of the best things about Robert Johnson's playing is that he also played a lot of A and E minor chords on his guitar. It is very common to see this kind of chord progression on blues albums from . . . . . . the likes of Buddy Guy or BB King but it was even more common on the albums by Elvis Presley and Ritchie Valens. These chord progressions are important because they can be very tricky to play and if you can master the basics of playing them you can also use them as lead guitar solos. They also allow you to make use of pentatonic sounds to create new sounds that you can use in your solo work.
Finally, I would like to talk about one of Robert Johnson's guitars, which I think is very cool, the Gibson Flying V. He was one of the first electric guitars to be made with a true six string, which was great for blues players, because it allowed them to play the basic chords of the scale but still play the notes easily.