Brendan Burns delves in to the stylistic playing of Eric Clapton.
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In this series, Brendan Burns takes an in depth look at the experiences and playing situations that helped form Eric Clapton as a guitarist. Starting with the Yardbirds, Brendan takes an arrangement based look at how Eric Clapton developed his signature sound and playing style.
Introducing the style of Eric Clapton lesson series. In this series of lessons, Brendan Burns takes an arrangement based look at the life and growth of this prolific guitarist. Starting with the Yardbirds when Clapton was only 18, Brendan moves chronologically though all the major phases...Length: 5:41 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
In this first Style of Eric Clapton lesson, Brendan starts with the beginning of Eric's playing with a look at a tune from The Yardbirds. Here, you'll lay the framework of the blues structure and learn how Clapton tends to create solos and melodic ideas.Length: 47:25 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Brendan introduces a fast blues and the Bo Diddley beat - important components of Clapton's playing in the Yardbirds. He ends the lesson by breaking down Clapton's early solo work.Length: 17:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
In the third Yardbirds lesson, Brendan goes over another tune in the style of this group. He explores how Clapton approaches and structures guitar solos.Length: 34:48 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Brendan Burns is back with another "in the style of" tune from The Yardbirds. In this lesson, Brendan discusses how Clapton is now starting to incorporate rock elements into a traditional blues sound.Length: 28:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
In the 5th lesson in The Yardbirds chunk of material, Brendan discusses the Rock elements that Clapton begins to add to his blues playing.Length: 19:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
In this final lesson detailing Eric Clapton's history with the Yardbirds, Brendan discusses additional lead techniques. Specifically, he covers triplet and bending ideas that Clapton has started to employ in his playing.Length: 21:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Eric Clapton has now left the Yardbirds and is going back to his core as a solid traditional blues player. He hooks up with John Mayall and continues to add influence from artists like Son House. In this first Bluesbreakers lesson, Brendan discusses and breaks down a traditional blues in 12/8.Length: 64:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
In this lesson of epic proportions, Brendan goes over a new "in the style of" tune that really shows off Clapton's true blues playing.Length: 120:46 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
In lesson 10, Brendan continues to delve into Clapton's playing during his years with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. In this "style of" tune, he takes a look at how Freddie King influenced Clapton. The use of triplet melodies and the "three over four" idea becomes more prevalent at this...Length: 35:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
In the eleventh lesson of the Style of Eric Clapton series, Brendan discusses Otis Rush's influence on Clapton's playing. Again, he provides an "in the style of tune" that covers rhythmic, melodic, and improvisation ideas.Length: 28:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
In the fifth lesson covering Eric's playing with John Mayall, Brendan takes another look at a Robert Johnson inspired tune.Length: 38:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only