Acoustic Clapton


gandee79
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gandee79
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07/03/2021 12:39 am

Hi Tom,

Would you consider doing a lesson on how you play the backing track for the acoustic Clapton artist study. Or maybe just give me some tips/hints in your reply. That backing track sounds great and I'd love to get it right.

Thanks,

Gary


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Tom Finch
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Tom Finch
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07/26/2021 5:36 pm

Hi Gary, I'm glad you dig the acoustic backing track for the Clapton study.

It is a "quick change" 12 bar blues and I am using 3 voicings for a moving E7

They are 2/5 1/3, 4/5 2/3 & 5/5 4/3 treat these like a classic moving bass blues pattern!

For A7= 2/4 2/2, 4/4 3/2 & 5/4 5/2

For B7 I don't walk it, I just pivot between the B on the 5th and the F# on the sixth while keeping the uper chord stucture 1/4, 2/3, 0/2 & 2/1

I hope this helps. It is a very nice way to get some bass movement while also maintaining the fullness of open chords!

Good luck & have fun, Tom~

PS 2/4 = 2nd frett 4th string


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Tinpan
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07/26/2021 9:50 pm

Tom where ya been?? I smell some blues lessons coming...


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gandee79
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08/02/2021 9:09 pm

Thank you, Tom!


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gandee79
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08/03/2021 12:12 am

Hi Tom,

Would you call this backing track a blues shuffle? I've run into some blues rhythm guitar material that they referred to as a shuffle and I must confess that the blues shuffle might be the most fun thing I've tried since I've started playing. Thanks for the great instruction and awesome playing!

Gary


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