Posts tagged Eric

CLAPTON (of Cream) EMULATION 

(This video is target for the esoteric listener) Haven’t got out my Bluesbird in a while so thought I would today. Because of it’s thick sound my mind and hand technique automatically say “Cream” style Clapton and ultimately I never play as natural to myself as I do when I have my Fender in hand. (like the the last video) Anyway, thought I’d try and emulate as best as possible the intensity EC displayed in Live Cream. Warning: It’s Frantic - but then again, so was Cream.  


One of the coolest photos I’ve seen of Slowhand. Glad I spotted this.

One of the coolest photos I’ve seen of Slowhand. Glad I spotted this.

Best EC photo I’ve found in a while? …YES

Best EC photo I’ve found in a while? …YES

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Eric Clapton , Sting , Jeff Beck

lovecocaine:

mygang:

Eric Clapton , Sting , Jeff Beck

So there isn’t much to say that the photo doesn’t say itself……
Simply two friends who were bonded by, not their popularity or forthcoming fame, but their love, respect & passion for music (Blues to be specific). Both influenced each other in great respects. Clapton was the initial reason behind Jimi’s decision to head for the Uk…& it was Hendrix energy & power that kept Eric on his competitive edge. The rest is history….such a shame they never had the time to cut an album together. Regardless, I’m sure when they jammed that night, it was truly magical. -T

So there isn’t much to say that the photo doesn’t say itself……

Simply two friends who were bonded by, not their popularity or forthcoming fame, but their love, respect & passion for music (Blues to be specific). Both influenced each other in great respects. Clapton was the initial reason behind Jimi’s decision to head for the Uk…& it was Hendrix energy & power that kept Eric on his competitive edge. The rest is history….such a shame they never had the time to cut an album together. Regardless, I’m sure when they jammed that night, it was truly magical. -T

I never get tired of EC’s version of this song. If you don’t have the patience to watch the whole thing - load the vid exactly 5 min in. His melodic sense and touch is still miles ahead of everyone. This is the kind of playing that encompasses every quality I tr y to bring out in my own playing. & in the fine words John Mayer “E.C is the only guitar player who can touch everybody with his playing. His melodic sense is just unbelievable”…so with that said, turn up & tune out. -T