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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

This is a 12-bar solo leading into an outro. The outro is taken from "Before You Accuse Me," the solo is from various stuff.

Note how the solo starts off with our "Elmore James" move and then works into a flurry of triplets. It also showcases our E7 fingerings in measure 7. The G# hammer-on is found in measures 7,8 and 11-12 (although only measure 11-12 follows the hammer-on with the strum on the open high-E string as we discussed).

Check out the nice Outro in bars 9-12. Note how it ends up in a nice E7(9) chord -- for more on this see my lesson on blues endings.

If folks want a more detailed discussion of this solo, please send me feedback and I'll divide it up into several pages.
Clapton-style Acoustic Blues - Page 8