Eric Clapton Style
|What you learn:
Part 5 - Eric's Solo Era
Storm: More Eric Clapton Style tonight covering his solo period stuff from the
70s. Here's a jam track you can play over for the coming licks.
Sergio: Was that the Cream period or
Storm: After Cream.
Storm: In the key of E. Moving between the E
And the D barre
Storm: They are both major chords. The same bar
chord shape just moved down by two frets. This makes this an easy pattern to
teach to someone. Great for a jam night. Here is a tab of the
By looking at these within a key center, E would be the V chord and D the IV
chord. Similar to treating this as a blues in E.
hard to move the chords around that fast.
Storm: Start slow and in time. Once your
fingers know what they are supposed to do, try slowing down the riff with
the software and play along.
Here's a common pentatonic
pattern. Clapton favors this one as do many other players.
Storm: One way he might work this is with
Hey Teacher, which pickup is Clapton using?
Storm: Clapton would use all the pickups, also
using a wah pedal at time for filtering the
Unison Bend - Strings 2+3
Can I move that same scale up and down the
You can move that
pattern up and down the neck but it works best to match the key you are
in. Here's another bending lick, the first
was using a unison bend.
Storm: This is a cool pattern to break out of
the standard boxes. Practice it
The circle is the root note, key note of
Here is a lick using the descending pattern we just
Does Clapton mix arpeggios with pentatonic Teacher?
Clapton is really a pentatonic kind of guy. Arpeggios in the rhythm playing, so
a bit. Here is a major pentatonic pattern, also
sliding through positions.
This riff slides up through an E arpeggio then down the minor
adff: What are the first few notes in 4 sergio lick?
Storm: First notes are right
out of the E chord. Next lesson, Clapton acoustic style!