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(@1st_act)
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Hey All,

I was wondering if any can point me in the direction of a couple Eric clpton songs to learn. They gotta be bluesy. Please remember, I'm a newbie, so nothing to "crazy hard" to play.

Thanks,

Mike


   
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(@wes-inman)
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Mike

Well, just about everything Eric plays is bluesy. But some classic 3 chord blues songs that would be easy to learn (at least strumming the basic chords) would be Lay Down Sally and Crossroads (actually a cover-song by EC).

Wonderful Tonight is a beautiful and fairly easy song to learn. It is not a strict Blues song, but EC's solo style in this song is bluesy. This song is also fairly slow, so it is a great song to start with.

Eric Clapton enjoys playing classic Blues covers. I once saw an interview where he said he does not particularly like to write his own songs. He almost always includes many cover songs on his albums (such as Crossroads). So just about any Blues song would do.

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Check out www.12bar.de It's an entire site devoted to Clapton's style of blues playing. The guy has tabs and tips on a ton of Clapton songs. Check out Outside Woman Blues when he was with Cream. It's a great song and pretty easy to play. You could probably figure it out by ear.


   
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(@jonnyt)
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I've posted a couple of Clapton tunes to the Easy Song forum... "Wonderful Tonight" & "Running On Faith"

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

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(@1st_act)
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Thanks everyone,

18 hours after I ask a question and I've got enought material to work on for a year. I love this forum.

Mike


   
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Check out www.12bar.de It's an entire site devoted to Clapton's style of blues playing. The guy has tabs and tips on a ton of Clapton songs. Check out Outside Woman Blues when he was with Cream. It's a great song and pretty easy to play. You could probably figure it out by ear.

absolutely. it is a great song.

also try We're Going Wrong from Disraeli gears.

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Or Sunshine of Your Love. The main riff isn't too hard, although the vibrato may be tough.

That's really the key to playing the blues like Clapton, getting a good vibrato. Really, that's a big part of playing guitar in general.

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Before You Accuse Me

An excellent song to get you into a 12 bar blues rhythm

Michael

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(@forrok_star)
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Most of the songs he has are pretty straight forward and easy to pickup on.

Joe


   
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(@jonnyt)
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Motherless Child - capo forth fret and it's G G/B C with little g and Dsus2 shapes.

E doesn't = MC2, E = Fb

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(@rob-l)
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David hodge has an excellent lesson of Before You Accuse Me

https://www.guitarnoise.com/lessons/before-you-accuse-me/

Good intro to 12 bar blues

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Accoustic strumming on 'Alberta' is dead easy, bluesy and cool.


   
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