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Eric Clapton Blues Lick Lesson
Learn 3 supercool Eric Clapton blues licks based on his playing on Cream’s ‘Strange Brew’. Learn the scale shape they use, learn how to play them, and pick up loads of performance and playing tips to help you take your blues guitar playing to the next level and make up your own great blues licks.
Here’s a breakdown of what you learn in this video:
0:14 Introduction. Hear me demonstrate some of these Eric Clapton blues licks over a backing track.
1:01How to play A minor pentatonic scale as used in these licks. I’m going to explain and demonstrate two scale shapes to help you get to grips with this crucially important rock and blues guitar scale. Complete with description and fingering guidelines.
2:30 Lick 1 – similar to Claptons opening lick for Strange Brew. It uses the A minor pentatonic scale patterns studied and makes use of some important blues guitar tricks such as fast, greasy slides, pre-bends and blues curls.
6:23 Lick 2 – This Clapton lick is using the A minor pentatonic shape at the 5th fret. Nothing too complicated here. This is a great turnaround lick which will work great at the end of a chorus of blues solo.
7:50 Lick 3 – This lick teaches you a great little sliding move within the sliding minor pentatonic scale shape. This little move is a bit of an Eric Clapton trademark and is a great addition to your blues trick bag. Take it and start experimenting with it so you get good at using it in your playing.
10:00 What to do with these blues licks to get the most out of them.