Cascade

Cascade is an incredible six-hour exploration of the ethereal guitar genius of Eric Johnson. In the seminar, we unlock the magic of Eric’s downward pickslanting system, the source of his legendary precision for blazing pentatonic lines.

Through an exhaustive examination of historical footage, we deconstruct all the classic elements of the EJ sound: cascading multi-position phrases, arpeggios, right-hand harmonics, mixolydian lines, the “bounce technique”, and more.

Seminar

Chapter 1 - Introduction

 

Chapter 2 - Pickslanting

 

Chapter 3 - The EJ Atom

 

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Pentatonic Chunk

 

Pentatonic Chunk - Lower

 

Pentatonic Chunk - Lower - Asc

 

Pentatonic Chunk - Upper

 

Pentatonic Chunk - Upper - Asc

 

Pentatonic Legato

 

Zap Ascending Fours

 

Chapter 4 - Atomic String Tracking

 

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Pentatonic Box - Asc

 

Pentatonic Box - Desc

 

Pentatonic Double Connection

 

Pentatonic Landmarks

 

Chapter 5 - Cascading Triplets

 

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Pentatonic Sixes - Asc

 

Pentatonic Sixes - Desc

 

Pentatonic Triplet Chunks

 

Chapter 6 - The Mystery of Fives

 

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Fives Chunk

 

Fives Stringhopping

 

Chapter 7 - The Fives Mechanic

 

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Fives - Asc

 

Fives - Desc

 

Fives Chunk

 

Fives Connected

 

Fives Turnaround

 

Pentatonic Sweep Triplet

 

Sweep Five Chunk

 

Chapter 8 - Classic Fives

 

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Classic Fives - No Pickup

 

Pentatonic Anchor

 

Pentatonic Barre

 

Chapter 9 - Pentatonic Pickups

 

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Classic Fives

 

Chapter 10 - Pickup Variations

 

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Fifth Position Pickup

 

Maj7 Pickup

 

Melodic Legato Pickup

 

Chapter 11 - The Legato Turnaround

 

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Legato Turnaround

 

Legato Turnaround Exercise

 

Chapter 12 - Rolling Threes

 

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Rolling Threes

 

Rolling Threes 2str

 

Rolling Threes and Fives

 

Rolling Threes Blues

 

Rolling Threes Triplets

 

Chapter 13 - Melodic Mode

 

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Bounce Arp 6str

 

Bounce Arp 6str - Lower Chunk

 

Bounce Arp 6str - Upper Chunk

 

Bounce Tenth - Am 5str

 

Bounce Tenth - Am 6str

 

Bounce Tenth - Amaj 5str

 

Bounce Tenth - Amaj 6str

 

I-V-I Signature

 

Melodic Mode

 

Sweep Arp 6str

 

Sweep Arp 6str - Lower Chunk

 

Sweep Arp 6str - Upper Chunk

 

V-I Signature

 

V-I Signature Sweep

 

Chapter 14 - Stringhopping Mechanics

 

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Stringhopping Arp - Alternate

 

Stringhopping Arp - Downstrokes

 

Stringhopping Arp - Upstrokes

 

Stringhopping Scale

 

Chapter 15 - Cliffhopping

 

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Cliffs Lower Steps

 

Cliffs Upper Steps

 

Pentatonic Sweep Triplet

 

Chapter 16 - Pentatonic Muting

 

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Classic Fives

 

Open Box Pentatonic

 

Open Box Pentatonic Anchor

 

Three Dampers

 

Chapter 17 - Mixolydian Mode

 

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Cliffs Mixolydian

 

Cliffs Mixolydian Bounce

 

Mixolydian 3oct Sequence - Asc

 

Mixolydian 3oct Sequence - Asc-Desc

 

Mixolydian 3oct Sequence - Desc

 

Mixolydian Box

 

Mixolydian Medley

 

Pentatonic Sweep Triplet

 

Sitar Blues

 

Chapter 18 - Hidden Hops

 

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Bounce Fives

 

Bounce Fives Chunk

 

TG's Bounce

 

Chapter 19 - Total Electric Guitar

 

Chapter 20 - The Fine Art of Guitar

 

Chapter 21 - What is the Bounce-

 

Chapter 22 - Skip Fives

 

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Classic Fives

 

Skip Fives - Bounce

 

Skip Fives - Legato

 

Skip Fives - Rest Stroke

 

Chapter 23 - Pentatonic Position I

 

Chapter 24 - Pentatonic Position V

 

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Pentatonic Position V

 

Chapter 25 - Pentatonic Position IV

 

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Pentatonic Position IV

 

Chapter 26 - Pentatonic Position III

 

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Pentatonic Position III

 

Chapter 27 - Pentatonic Position II

 

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Pentatonic Position II

 

Chapter 28 - Cliff Cascade

 

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Cliffs 2-1 Cascade

 

Cliffs 2-1 Cascade Slide Connection

 

Cliffs Blues

 

Cliffs Cascade

 

Cliffs Motif

 

Open Box Pentatonic Anchor

 

Pentatonic Sweep Triplet

 

Chapter 29 - Western Flyer Cascade

 

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Slide Shift

 

Split Shift

 

Straight Shift

 

Sweep Slide Shift

 

Western Flyer Cascade

 

Chapter 30 - Flyer Five Cascade

 

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Flyer Five Cascade

 

Legato Shift

 

Chapter 31 - Tears Cascade

 

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3rd Position Motif

 

3rd Position Motif - Stair Step

 

3rd Position Motif - Stripped

 

Five-Note Turnaround

 

Tears 2-1 Cascade

 

Tears Cascade

 

Up-Legato-Up

 

Up-Legato-Up Sweep

 

Chapter 32 - Harmonic Arpeggio

 

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Harmonic Arpeggio

 

Harmonic Arpeggio Min9

 

Harmonic Straight Arpeggio

 

Pentatonic Position II

 

Chapter 33 - Harmonic Mechanics

 

Chapter 34 - Arpeggio Variations

 

Chapter 35 - Cliffs Conclusion

 

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EJ Freestyle Cascade

 

Stair Step Arpeggio

 

Clips

 

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