ALL YOUR LOVE by John Mayall
I’ve got a treat for you all today! In this play-along lesson, we’re taking a look at “All Your Love” by the great John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers featuring the also great Eric Clapton. Of course, since this is a beginner’s play-along, we’re not going to go anywhere near the Eric Clapton bit. We’re just going to be focusing on the three chords – A minor, D minor, and E minor. Make sure you’ve got those three open chords down really well before diving into this one.
That said, this is a great one for practicing some soloing, if you’re up for it. Or, if you’re playing with a buddy who’s maybe a bit more advanced than you are, you can play the chords while your friend tries some of those Clapton lead lines.
Something interesting in this song that you don’t really see too much of is that the overall feel of the song kind of changes about three-fourths of the way through. It’s just one of those things that you’ll have to play through a few times to get used to, but it’s always nice to switch things up a bit – even mid-song!
In this play-along, I start off with a pretty simple rhythm and strumming pattern but work up to more of a shuffle pattern by the end.
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