- Nov 11, 2019
Minor Blues & Stormy Monday Changes
Honestly, if you go over this lesson and understand it you can probably figure out what he's doing.
Thanks. Also I wanted to ask, how much do blues guitarists like Eric Clapton improvise on stage? Was this performance with cream improvised completely?Listen. Listen. Listen. Transcribe solos you like. That's the closest you'll get to getting inside his head. You will start seeing patterns. Where he zigs and where he zags. He's a great guitarist to study - in that he works from melodies and motifs AND he seldom repeats himself.
He studied music in the sense of listening to it and adsorbing it. He knows the concepts of harmony, melody and rhythm very well but never formally learned it from a book just by playing and listening. So basically a lot of music theory in that sense but if you listen to his songs a lot and learn how to play them you may also develop an ear for it.I don't know if it is relevant or not but how much music theory knowledge does Eric Clapton has to play such melodic lines and phrases?