CROSSROADS by Eric Clapton

Difficulty: Blue
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Riff is pretty straight on, but the end turn around is a bit tricky ;) Great tune to get under your fingers and start jamming with your mates!

This tune is basically a 12 Bar Blues and the riffs can me mixed up with the riffs that you learned in the Beginners Course in BC-194 • 12 Bar Blues Variations and it's good fun to mix them up a bit when you are improvising or the other guitar player is taking a solo.

Improvising in this one will be A minor pentatonic and or mixing it up with the A Major Pentatonic (if you transcribe Eric's solo in this tune, you will find out that the "trick" in this tune is this mixing up of major and minor pentatonics.

Those of you using my Transcribing Blues Solos pack will also try improvising using the Eric Clapton Style licks in this tune, and, if you have been right through the course, then try transcribing his solo (it's not a really hard one) and then extract the licks and mix them up in your own way. That way you will use the things you know when you improvise, and not just be able to play "set solos".


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