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Eric Clapton interview, music and concert videos
As well as being in bands like Derek & The Dominos, The Yardbirds, and Cream, Clapton has successfully played sessions for more stars than any other guitar player ever lived.
Clapton’s long career has earned him not one, not two but three inductions into the ‘Rock and Roll’ Hall Of Fame (as a solo artist with Yardbirds and Cream). No other musician has achieved this.
The Eric Clapton Unplugged album
The album ‘Eric Clapton Unplugged’, as a whole, is highly recommended. It contains a wealth of blues classics played by one of the best guitar players of all time.
Songs like ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out’, ‘Malted Milk’, ‘Layla’, ‘Old Love’ and ‘Walking Blues’ clearly demonstrates Clapton’s blues mastery.
As well as the blues classics, we also find the acoustic version of ‘Layla’ and the gorgeous ‘Tears In Heaven‘ on this fantastic live album.’
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The story of ‘Tears In Heaven’ is a tragic one.
Eric Clapton’s four-year-old son fell out of a window at his mother’s penthouse flat in New York City as she was having builders around.
Will Jennings who co-wrote the song was at first very reluctant to be a part of such a personal song.
What part did Will Jennings add? The m8 with the genius key change!
Since its release, ‘Tears In Heaven’ has achieved huge success and is covered by many artists and sung in most bars, weddings, funerals, and clubs around the world.
Rolling Stones magazine rated ‘Tears In Heaven’ one of the best songs of all time.
I Shot The Sheriff – Guitar Lesson
The verse chord progression is simple and very Aeolian using the IVmaj7 and the IIIm7 to point back to VI.
Go to video lessons: I Shot The Sheriff chords.
I Shot The Sheriff – Lyrics
For complete lyrics, go to I Shot The Sheriff lyrics.
Sunshine Of Your Love – Guitar Lesson
Using the main riff as a starting point over this blues, the I chord has sometimes been extended to a dom7#9.
Go to video lessons: Sunshine Of Your Love chords.
Sunshine Of Your Love – Lyrics
For complete lyrics, go to Sunshine Of Your Love lyrics.
Tears In Heaven – Guitar Lesson
‘Tears In Heaven’ has a genius chord progression that uses small variations and slash chords to keep the harmonic interest on top.
Go to video lessons: Tears In Heaven chords.
Tears In Heaven – Lyrics
For complete lyrics, go to Tears In Heaven lyrics.
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