How To Play River Of Tears On Guitar | Eric Clapton Guitar Lesson + Tutorial
In today's lesson we'll learn the opening solo to All Your Love (I Miss Loving) as recorded by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. This is a 12-bar blues chord progression but this time in the key of Am. Let's break down these classic Clapton leads!
One of the key ingredients to sounding like an authentic blues guitarist is the ability to drop in some turnaround licks. These licks are typically played in the last two bars of a blues chord progression, and function as a melody that takes you from the end of the chord progression back to the beginning, that's why these phrases are called "turnarounds". In today's video I'll break down 3 of my go-to blues turn around licks. Let's dive in!
In this video we are going to break down how to play "Help The Poor" as recorded by B.B. King and Eric Clapton on guitar from their 2000 studio album release Riding With The King.
This song is a funky blues in the key of Dm and has a 16-bar chord progression and then a bridge. We are going to go through it 8 bars at a time so when you are done with this lesson you'll have everything you need to go and play this guitar part right along with the original recording.
Let's learn how to play "Bell Bottom Blues" as recorded by Derek & The Dominoes featuring Eric Clapton on vocals and guitar. One really cool thing to note with this song is that parts of it have an almost identical chord progression to “Something” by the Beatles.
"Bell Bottom Blues" opens up with an arpeggiated guitar part that moves through the verse chord progression in the key of C. Then in the next section, the song changes keys to the key of A. This specific chord progression and key change is a songwriting move that George Harrison would use all the time. You can hear an example of this type of key change in songs like “Something” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
In today’s video I’ll break down each part of this classic song, and I’ll show you how to put it all together.
Eric Clapton has a really unique way of playing fingerstyle guitar that is rooted in the country blues fingerpickers from the Mississippi delta. In today's lesson I'll explain his acoustic guitar approach to this 12-bar blues progression in the key of E.
This is the first track off the Eric Clapton Unplugged album that Clapton sings on after the opening instrumental "Signe". "Before You Accuse Me" was originally written by Bo Diddley.
Having some blues endings under your fingers is an essential skill you must develop to be able to end songs. Sometimes musicians are all stuck onstage staring at each other wondering how to end a song.
This is where you can come in and have a solid ending lick in your "bag of tricks" as guitar players say to end the song strong and confidently. In today's featured lesson I'll show you how Eric Clapton ends his version of "Before You Accuse Me" from the Eric Clapton Unplugged record with TABS on-screen.
How To Play 3 O' Clock Blues By B.B. King And Eric Clapton On Guitar! Learn a slow blues in the key of B that uses what I call sliding triads to give you a classic blues sound. This guitar style comes out of the T-Bone Walker school of blues rhythm guitar.
If you like this lesson you might also like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDtl102DtI
This song is essentially a 12-bar blues in the key of G, and it uses just three chords: G, C, and D. This is what we call the I, IV, and V in the key of G.
If you are not familiar with this, or the 12-bar blues at all for that matter, don’t worry. I’ve got a number of detailed lessons that can help you learn this in a step-by-step path. Check out the Essential Blues Guitar System HERE: https://www.jonmaclennan.com/essentialbluesguitarsystem
While the chords to "Further On Up The Road" are simple the groove is deep, and the solos that Clapton and Robertson play on top of this progression are world-class!
Have fun working on it in today's guitar lesson!
How To Play I Shot The Sheriff On Guitar As Recorded By Eric Clapton. This song was originally written by Bob Marley. In today's lesson I am going to breakdown for you the version recorded by Eric Clapton. For this song we are going to learn a chorus chord progression, a verse chord progression, and a riff that uses a single note line.