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Learn how to play some Cream era Eric Clapton blues guitar licks in this guitar lessons video.
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Hey, it’s Charles on Learning Guitar Now. And this is our little lesson, I’m going to show you a little bit about the Eric Clapton guitar style just a couple of little aspects that he likes to do in his Blues guitar playing. And you know, kind of more of a Crane style Eric Clapton when he kind of put a little bit more rock style Blues.
But anyway, in this lesson I’m going to be focusing in on the kind of the triplets he uses, he’s using the Am pentatonic scale which he uses a lot, five, eight, five, seven, five, seven, five, seven, five, eight, five, eight. Your typical standard Am pentatonic scale. So you know he does looks kind of like this.
That’s kind of a typical, you know, Crane Eric Clapton style Blues lick. And it’s got a lot of a triplets going on with it like this [demonstration]. And one thing he’ll do is play a few notes and then do the triplet, a little hammer on and pull off [demonstration]. He does that. It’s just a ton in his playing. But you’ll notice just doing that and also making the notes pretty staccato, so just digging into that note.
So that little lick, he’s going seventh fret G string, he likes to use his second finger for that. He’s commonly doing this type of a movement with his hand. So that’s seventh fret, fifth fret, eight fret B string and then fifth fret high E string, so you get this pattern [demonstration]. And then you just—by a little hammer on and pull off.
You see, you can keep adding on to it at the scale [demonstration] and that’s kind of the big part of his style is the hammer on and pull off and then playing a few notes right before it and just digging in and not going.
And also one other thing he’ll do on the end of his runs is do the first thing you’re been which is a pretty typical Eric Clapton move.
And you just kind of blend them both together hammer on and pull off, and a little staccato.
So it’s just a really cool move to do and you can do it in other places on the guitar neck as well just you know how to.
So you just want to get good at playing the hammer on and pull off triplets and then you put the staccato really digging into that note. You know, just hitting into that note, digging in, and then hammer on and pull off [demonstration]. You can repeat that over and over again like he likes to do.
And that’s just a really Crane Eric Clapton type of a move. You’ll hear him doing that to a lot of songs, like Spoonful.
And that’s not the exact notes but that’s just kind of the style. It’s better just to learn his style then you can improvise in the style of Eric Clapton. It’s good to memorize the exact notes within—put it into your own Blues guitar playing and make you stand out as a Blues guitar player and then you can blend a few different styles of Blues guitar together. So that’s one example of Eric Clapton triplets and blending with your first finger [demonstration], bending that first finger on the fifth fret on the G string.
So anyway, that’s a little bit about Eric Clapton Blues style and go ahead and practice up on that. And if you have any questions or comments, you can always email me at email@example.com or visit the website send out for the podcast and you’ll get some more help with your Blues guitar lessons. And go ahead visit learningguitarnow.com for more lessons like this and be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel for our more free video guitar lessons and I’ll see you next time.