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Eric Clapton will probably always be considered one of the greatest all-time guitar players if nothing else for his impressive career that has spanned over 50 years! We've put together an incredible 26 lesson course, taking a deep dive into Clapton's legendary time with Cream, including a range of awesome solos, rhythm tracks, theory and, above all, a real understanding of exactly how Clapton did what he did on the guitar, whilst he changed rock history with Cream!
We kick off with a really cool solo, that really highlights Clapton’s Albert King influence, as well as introduces us to Clapton’s phrasing, vibrato, tone and movement between box 1 and box 2 pentatonic scales.
In the second section we turn our attention to mastering the 5 minor pentatonic shapes. We work through one shape at a time, talking in terms of tones (root b3rd 4th 5th b7th) and supply a cool Cream era lick for each of them.
In this section we take a break from the lead to look at a classic 12 bar style rhythm, up beat and hard! We look at the 12 bar structure, especially with quick blues tracks and build it up from the basic shuffle.
We will now take our knowledge of the 5 shapes, and start putting them together in various keys and with linking patterns. We’ll also talk about the minor and major third, and using that to crossover to major pentatonic.
We will now take everything and put it together in a Clapton style solo! This solo will really test your new knowledge, speed, phrasing and control, so strap in and get ready for some fun!