Sunday Lesson: Eric Clapton solo riffs on guitar

Sunday Lesson: Eric Clapton solo riffs on guitar

Eric Clapton

For many guitar players and musicians Eric Clapton is a legend. Eric is often mentioned alongside with Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler – as one of the most revered and influential rock guitar players of all time.

During Clapton’s career, years of playing guitar and creating music, his musical experience is evidenced by his countless recordings and style changes over the years.

In this video lesson your teacher will be Jeff Massey. Jeff said that he decided to put the focus on Eric’s work with his super group from the 60s – Cream.

Bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker together with Eric Clapton were scary trio which follows the steps like Led Zeppelin, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Mountain.

Cream was original force behind loud and proud blues and rock music and their members created classics like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “Politician”. The astonishing live performances were always fill with improvisational jamming and it was not uncommon for them to turned some song which originally lasts 3 minutes, to last 20 minutes on the stage.

During the years when Clapton perform with Cream he used a Gibson SG nicknamed as “The Fool” with a wild and psychedelic paint. Eric occasionally used a Gibson 335 during this period as well. But, until the early 70s he switched totally to a Fender Strat, leaving his huge Gibson humbucker pickup sound to die with Cream.

Eric Clapton with his “The Fool” guitar

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