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Strikerfan
12-09-2005, 03:11 PM
Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Surrey, England, on the March the 30th, 1945. Raised by his grandparents after his mother left young Eric under their care. Already loved Rythem and blues.He has been in the Yardbirds, Derek and the dominoes and the super group Cream.

As well as blues songs Eric has done many other types of songs ranging from rock to acoustic. Tears in Heaven was an acoustic ballad used in the movie Rush, written for Eric's Son Conner. It shows how he can Incorporate blues into a great acoustic song. I Have found two versions the first one is easier but not correct.

E|----------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|------2h3p2------5-----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-3---3---3---3-----|
G|----------------------|------------2------5-----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-2---2---2---1-----|
D|----------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|-0-------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------0h2-|-------------------4-----4--2---|---2---2---0---0-|-2-2---2---0---0--|

e|------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B|-2---2---2---2-------|-----2h3p2------5----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-3---3---2---2---|
G|-2---2---2---2-------|-----------2------5----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-2---2---2---2---|
D|-----------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|---0---0---0---0-|
A|-0-0---0---0---------|-0----------------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------0h2--|------------------4----4--2--|---2---2---0---0--|-----------------|

This Second Version Is more Correct but harder.

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------2h3p2----------------5----------------5-----2--------------2---
G|-------------------2----------------2------------4----------------4------2--------------2---
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------2--------------2---
A|------------0--------------------------------------------------------------4--------------4---
E|--0h2--------------------------------------------4-------4--------------2---------2--------

E|-------------------------------------------
B|-------------2----------------2------------
G|-------------2----------------2------------
D|-------------2----------------2------------
A|-------------------------------------------
E|---2---------0-------0---------------0-----

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--3----------3-------------3--------------------3--------------2-----------2-----------
G|--2----------2-------------2--------------------1--------------2-----------2-----------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------0-----0-----------0-----
E|--2----2------------2------0--------(0)---------0-----(0)------------------------------

E|-----------------------------
B|-2-------------2-------------
G|-2-------------2-------------
D|-----------------------------
A|----------0------------------
E|------------------------0h4--

As Well as slow ballads and blues he could still drum out pop and rock songs. Layla Is and great example of a fast and easy tune drummed out by Clapton.

E|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
B|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
G|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
D|---------0h3p0-------0--|---7\5---3---3-------5---5-------7---|-----
A|---0h3-----------3-------|---5\3---1---0-------3---0-------5----|-----
E|---------------------------|-------------------3-----------3---------|-----

E|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------
B|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------
G|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------
D|-------0h3p0-------0--|---7\5---3---3-------5---5-------7---|-------
A|-0h3-----------3-------|---5\3---1---0-------3---0-------5---|-------
E|-------------------------|-------------------3-----------3---------|-------

E|------------10h13p10--------15b--12---------------
B|----10h13--------------13--------------13-15-------
G|---------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------


Layla Unplugged is a good way of turning a fast song to a slow song and make it have the same sound.


E|--------1-------------------------------------|
A|--------3------3-----3--3-----5--3--5-----|
G|--------2------3-----3--3-----5--3--5--7--|
D|--------0------3-----3--3-----5--3--5--7--|
A|---0h3-----3-1-----1--1--3--3--3--3--5--|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Crossroads is a good example of and easy tune used effectively and make it sound good.

E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------
G|---------2--0--2--0--2--0----|-----2--0--2--0--2--0-----|---------------
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------
A|------0--------------------2b--|--0--------------------2b--|---------------
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------|---------------

Wonderful Tonight is a great example of using the higher area of a guitar to make a slow ballad with great effect which has made this song known by everyone, some of his early works.

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------12--13/17--15--
G|--15b17r--12--14~~--15b17r--12--------15b17r--12--14--------------------
D|-------------------------------------------14------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now The Beginning of Badge which is another example of pop songs which uses muting effectively.

E|------x----------x--------x---------------------------------------
B|------x----------x--------x--------7--x------x------x------x-----
G|------x----------x--------x--------7--x------x------x------x-----
D|------x----------x--------x--------7--x--7---x---7-x---7--x--7--
A|7----------7--------7---------------------5-------5------5-----7--
E|5----------5--------5---------------------------------------------

Forever Man shows how he can have fast to slow songs on one album

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------0------3---------0---3h5--------------0-------3------0---3h5--
E|-0------5------------------------------0------5-------------------------------



For The Last song I've picked the two versions of Sunshine for your love(which has recently been remixed), it shows how a simple tune can make a great song.
This Version is done two of three times than the second version.

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-12-12-10-12---------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------12----11----10--------8-----------------------------
E|------------------------------------10--------10---10-----------------

This second version is played after the first

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--11-11-9--11------------------12-10----------------------------------
D|--x--x--x-----x-------------------12------12-------------------------------
A|--12-12-10-12---12---11---10-----------------------------------------
E|--10-10-8--10-----------------------------10----------------------------

I Have Really enjoyed doing this lesson, Eric Is my Favorite Guitarist With Slash.
I would like to thank http://home.iprimus.com.au/rbarrell/clapton/bio.html
for the biography
my teacher for most of the tabs and SilentDeftone for reopening this thread.

SilentDeftone
12-09-2005, 03:15 PM
You paraphrased http://home.iprimus.com.au/rbarrell/clapton/bio.html .

:no:

-SD :dance:

Mascot
12-10-2005, 01:23 AM
Where would this have gone, anyways?. . .

Strikerfan
12-10-2005, 06:46 AM
It would have gone in guitar guruing unless it should go somewere else
what do you think?

SilentDeftone
12-10-2005, 09:40 AM
Needs work. Run a spell and grammar check please.

-SD :dance:

Strikerfan
12-10-2005, 10:04 AM
ok thanks.
but what about the tabs.

Mascot
12-10-2005, 01:30 PM
Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Surrey, England, on the March the 30th, 1945. Raised by his grandparents after his mother left young Eric under their care. Already loved Rythem and blues.He has been in the Yardbirds, Derek and the dominoes and the super group Cream.

As well as blues songs Eric has done many other types of songs ranging from rock to acoustic. Tears in Heaven was an acoustic ballad used in the movie Rush, written for Eric's Son Conner. It shows how he can Incorporate blues into a great acoustic song. I Have found two versions the first one is easier but not correct.

E|----------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|------2h3p2------5-----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-3---3---3---3-----|
G|----------------------|------------2------5-----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-2---2---2---1-----|
D|----------------------|---------------------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|-0-------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
E|-----------------0h2-|-------------------4-----4--2---|---2---2---0---0-|-2-2---2---0---0--|

e|------------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B|-2---2---2---2-------|-----2h3p2------5----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-3---3---2---2---|
G|-2---2---2---2-------|-----------2------5----5--2--|-----2---2---2----|-2---2---2---2---|
D|-----------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|---0---0---0---0-|
A|-0-0---0---0---------|-0----------------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------0h2--|------------------4----4--2--|---2---2---0---0--|-----------------|

This Second Version Is more Correct but harder.

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------2h3p2----------------5----------------5-----2--------------2---
G|-------------------2----------------2------------4----------------4------2--------------2---
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------2--------------2---
A|------------0--------------------------------------------------------------4--------------4---
E|--0h2--------------------------------------------4-------4--------------2---------2--------

E|-------------------------------------------
B|-------------2----------------2------------
G|-------------2----------------2------------
D|-------------2----------------2------------
A|-------------------------------------------
E|---2---------0-------0---------------0-----

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--3----------3-------------3--------------------3--------------2-----------2-----------
G|--2----------2-------------2--------------------1--------------2-----------2-----------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------0-----0-----------0-----
E|--2----2------------2------0--------(0)---------0-----(0)------------------------------

E|-----------------------------
B|-2-------------2-------------
G|-2-------------2-------------
D|-----------------------------
A|----------0------------------
E|------------------------0h4--

As Well as slow ballads and blues he could still drum out pop and rock songs. Layla Is and great example of a fast and easy tune drummed out by Clapton.

E|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
B|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
G|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|-----
D|---------0h3p0-------0--|---7\5---3---3-------5---5-------7---|-----
A|---0h3-----------3-------|---5\3---1---0-------3---0-------5----|-----
E|---------------------------|-------------------3-----------3---------|-----

E|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------
B|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------
G|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|-------
D|-------0h3p0-------0--|---7\5---3---3-------5---5-------7---|-------
A|-0h3-----------3-------|---5\3---1---0-------3---0-------5---|-------
E|-------------------------|-------------------3-----------3---------|-------

E|------------10h13p10--------15b--12---------------
B|----10h13--------------13--------------13-15-------
G|---------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------


Layla Unplugged is a good way of turning a fast song to a slow song and make it have the same sound.


E|--------1-------------------------------------|
A|--------3------3-----3--3-----5--3--5-----|
G|--------2------3-----3--3-----5--3--5--7--|
D|--------0------3-----3--3-----5--3--5--7--|
A|---0h3-----3-1-----1--1--3--3--3--3--5--|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Crossroads is a good example of and easy tune used effectively and make it sound good.

E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------
G|---------2--0--2--0--2--0----|-----2--0--2--0--2--0-----|---------------
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|---------------
A|------0--------------------2b--|--0--------------------2b--|---------------
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------|---------------

Wonderful Tonight is a great example of using the higher area of a guitar to make a slow ballad with great effect which has made this song known by everyone, some of his early works.

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------12--13/17--15--
G|--15b17r--12--14~~--15b17r--12--------15b17r--12--14--------------------
D|-------------------------------------------14------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now The Beginning of Badge which is another example of pop songs which uses muting effectively.

E|------x----------x--------x---------------------------------------
B|------x----------x--------x--------7--x------x------x------x-----
G|------x----------x--------x--------7--x------x------x------x-----
D|------x----------x--------x--------7--x--7---x---7-x---7--x--7--
A|7----------7--------7---------------------5-------5------5-----7--
E|5----------5--------5---------------------------------------------

Forever Man shows how he can have fast to slow songs on one album

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------0------3---------0---3h5--------------0-------3------0---3h5--
E|-0------5------------------------------0------5-------------------------------



For The Last song I've picked the two versions of Sunshine for your love(which has recently been remixed), it shows how a simple tune can make a great song.
This Version is done two of three times than the second version.

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-12-12-10-12---------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------12----11----10--------8-----------------------------
E|------------------------------------10--------10---10-----------------

This second version is played after the first

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--11-11-9--11------------------12-10----------------------------------
D|--x--x--x-----x-------------------12------12-------------------------------
A|--12-12-10-12---12---11---10-----------------------------------------
E|--10-10-8--10-----------------------------10----------------------------

I Have Really enjoyed doing this lesson, Eric Is my Favorite Guitarist With Slash.
I would like to thank http://home.iprimus.com.au/rbarrell/clapton/bio.html
for the biography
my teacher for most of the tabs and SilentDeftone for reopening this thread.

That should help. Or, if desired, you can wrap each tab in Code, rather than the entire section in code.

Strikerfan
12-10-2005, 04:04 PM
thanks for that.
but what about the tabs, good, bad, close, wrong key.