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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

OK, so now let's take a look at the 12-bar E blues shuffle from page 1 of this lesson. This showcases a bunch of the moves that Clapton uses in "Before You Accuse Me". This one uses a bunch of stuff that we have already talked about as well as some other moves.

The Intro starts out with the E7 fingerings that we talked about already and then moves to an A7 and then a D7 chord. Following this is the G# hammer-on move, followed by several triplets and another G# hammer-on, ending with a turnaround played off a B7 chord. The turnaround builds tension for us leading into the actual progression/song.
Clapton-style Acoustic Blues - Page 6