eric johnson has been a big influence on my playing in the past year. just listening to him has improved my soloing so much. but now im ready to move on from just blazing up and down the fretboard. i really like how he uses chords in his songs. he could make a solo based on chords really. like in the live intros to cliffs of dover or trail of tears he does things like this. i read somewhere that he likes to harmonize notes in tenths. i havent tried that yet but im sure it will get me closer. and ive also heard about him using diotonic chords or somthing. what exactly is this. any help would be nice. id like to be able to improvise an intro or something with chords the way he does.