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Clapton-style Acoustic Blues

Jim Burger (4613) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 90
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Eric Clapton has recently put out some blues albums containing excellent acoustic work ("Unplugged" and "From the Cradle"). I have tried to show some of the Clapton style in the following pages. We will start by looking at a couple of signature Clapton moves, then go over a blues shuffle (shown below) starting on page 6 and then look at a solo starting on page 8. Most of the material is based upon "Before You Accuse Me" and "Driftin'" although I have embellished at points.

If you enjoy this lesson and want to learn more on a similar style, I recommend that you check out my lesson on The Lightnin' Hopkins Style. Lightnin' is one of the great bluesmen who influenced Clapton's style...

Clapton-style Acoustic Blues