In this free video guitar lesson, you learn how to play a few verses and choruses to the song “Cliffs of Dover” by Eric Johnson. This advanced level guitar lesson includes use of pentatonic scales, major sales, CAGED chord forms and arpeggio patterns, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, alternate picking, sweep picking, and hybrid picking. Follow along with free Cliffs of Dover guitar tab by choosing from the options below.
- Cliffs of Dover performance 0:00
- Introduction 2:08
- Guitar sound and tone 3:22
- Keys, scales, and chords 6:36
- Measure 1: Intro riff 8:06
- Measure 5: Verse 1 11:52
- Measure 21: Chorus 1 28:03
- Measure 45: Verse 2 53:31
- Measure 61: Chorus 2 1:08:45
- Measure 77: Half-Time Feel 1:18:51
Cliffs of Dover Tab
Download Cliffs of Dover Verse Chorus Tab PDF file
(The complete and official sheet music can be purchased from Sheet Music Direct. See also, Guitar Tab White Pages.)
Cliffs of Dover Backing Tracks
Cliffs of Dover Backing Track G Verse Chorus 100%
Cliffs of Dover Backing Track G Verse Chorus 90%
Cliffs of Dover Backing Track G Verse Chorus 80%
Cliffs of Dover Backing Track G Verse Chorus 70%
Cliffs of Dover Guitar Sound and Tone
To get my Cliffs of Dover guitar sound, I used the follow gear and set up:
- PRS DGT electric guitar (bridge humbucker)
- Fender Pro Junior amplifier (volume: 3, tone: 8)
- Rivera Silent Sister isolation cabinet (Celestion Vintage 30 speaker)
- Truetone VS-XO dual overdrive pedal (drive: 2 o’clock, tone: 8 o’clock, vol: 11 o’clock, clean mix: 100%, clipping: C, bass: C)
- Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay (manual delay time: 12 o’clock, repeats 11 o’clock, effect level: 11 o’clock, tone: 0)
- Alesis MultiMix8 reverb (preset 89)
Top shelf job here. YOU RAWK!!
Excellent, very detailed..
Hi, I stumbled across your instructions recently on a business trip to Korea and had time on my hands at the hotel. Oh and I travel with a guitar. As other comments I read, Im 55 and played most of my life. This is a difficult song but you have opened the doors for me to at least fake it. Thank you for offering this to allow guys like me to have fun trying.
Thank you, Dan Smothers