Manhattan Guitar Lesson Videos – Eric Johnson

In these Manhattan guitar lesson videos we will take a look at Eric Johnson's classic instrumental "Manhattan".

This particular song is off of Eric Johnson's Venus Isle album released in 1996.

Eric Johnson has long been known as the guitarists guitarist. He seems to be able to seamlessly jump from one style to the next while demonstrating absolute mastery of each.

When you combine his deep knowledge of all of those musical styles he has assimilated with his total technical command of the instrument you have this song as the result. Oh and the guy can write a tune with the best of them. Yep, we should all just boycott him now. LOL

This song has always been a favorite of most Eric Johnson fans because it incorporates so many different techniques that make up Eric Johnson's style.

We have nice Wes Montgomery style octave lines, large chord forms, harp harmonics and of course some absolutely burning solo lines. This song is a great study in dynamics as well.

With these video lessons you will learn every note in a very gradual way. There are nine videos total encompassing over an hour's worth of instruction. That is what is takes to do this great song justice. Enjoy!!

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Manhattan Guitar Lesson - First A Section

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - First B Section

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - Second A & B Section

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - Main Solo Pt.1

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - Main Solo Pt. 2

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - Bridge & 3rd B Section

Manhattan Guitar Solo - 2nd Solo

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - Outro

Manhattan Guitar Lesson - Full Performance For Study


  1. Lucas Barbosa Fernandes on August 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Really nice! im a brazilian fan of your website!
    But do you have the tabs of your song lessons?

    • Carl Brown on August 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Hey Lucas, thanks for watching my lessons.

      Unfortunately, unless the song is in the public domain I can’t legally post any TABS for it. 🙁

      Wish I could. Carl…

  2. Julio Rodrigo Marquez on November 24, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Excellente class, I love this song, I think is important to have another look about any song. thanks!

  3. Yury on December 30, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Hey Carl!
    I’m Russian. This lesson is awesome! Thank you so much!
    I study this song)

  4. brodie teoh on April 27, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Hey Carl!! Great videos!! just wondering have you got any speed picking exercises? I struggle in the really fast bit of this solo i’ve been trying to get for about 4 weeks now.

    Just wondering how you hold the pick? and how to be most effective in the right hand. Thanks!! Your videos are awesome!! 😉

    • Carl Brown on April 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Hey Brodie, thanks for checking out my lessons.

      Have you seen my alternate picking and economy picking premium courses?


  5. jim muller on June 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Hey Carl, I bought the Manhattan DVD and it was great. Very detailed and easy to follow.
    Definitely my favorite Eric Johnson song.

    Do you think you can do SRV by Eric Johnson? That would be fantastic. I would buy that one too!

  6. Luke Miller on January 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Carl, this was the first song I learned thanks to your great lessons 🙂 Do you think you could do a lesson on Gizmo Varillas- Give a little love? I can’t find a thing anywhere about it. Thank you so much for great help & motivation, by the way!

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