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.
Today's lesson is on how to play "Wonderful Tonight" on guitar by Eric Clapton. This is a beautiful ballad that has some simple blues bending that uses something I call the B.B. Box. It's an area of the guitar where B.B. King would play a lot of his solos and bend specific notes. Eric Clapton uses the B.B. Box in this classic song. Learn it note-for-note in today's guitar lesson with TABs on-screen!
Today's featured lesson is another classic from the Eric Clapton Unplugged record. In this video you'll learn how to play "Old Love" by Eric Clapton note-for-note to the way he plays it on guitar. If you have already learned "Layla" there is actually a striking similarity in the riff of this song to the classic riff from "Layla."