This is just something fun for today…

I stole this lick fair and square from Eric Clapton and it comes from his intro to “Reconsider Baby” from “From The Cradle.”

It’s a great slow blues lick, and it works great over a shuffle, as you’ll see.

Also, since it violates the “not starting on beat 1” rule, I’ll show you how to make it not start on beat 1 if you wanted to use it in the middle of a solo.

Enjoy, hope you dig it!

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    13 replies to "An EC Slow Blues Lick"

    • Pete B

      Hi Griff.
      Another really great lesson and lick that I will learn. Minor/major thing very cool.

      What about calling the show GRIFF Live and Unleashed

      Thanks again from Pete in the UK.

    • Lisa

      I have all of your courses but not sure in what order I should play them in

    • Ronald Larson

      Thanks for these mini lessons. I really like them. I’ve been struggling with counting out the licks for years (I’ve been playing for many years). I never could count and play at the same time, but now I’m doing it and it really does make a big difference. It is a good way to build confidence too.

    • Butch

      Tried this yesterday but did not receive anything. I have been following these lessons and like the approach

    • Alan G

      Nice Griff. What is the typical gain or o.d. setting you tend to use in most of these vids?.

    • Jeffrey Hoggins Sr.

      What days and times do you go live? Thanks Griff!

    • Randy Signor

      Hey, Interlochen! Did you attend either the camp or go to school there? I was writer-in-residence for ten weeks winter ’76. Snowed every single day and first time I had ever seen black squirrels. Saw Bo Diddley at a nearby roadhouse that winter.

    • Mark Kaplan

      Hi Griff. Any chance you could tab out the licks you do before you get to this one?

    • DaveyJoe

      Thanks Griff! I’ve actually been working on this for a few days now…hoping to do “Reconsider Baby” @ BGU Live 2019 if you have it this year. Yea I’m going to try to get as many licks as I can out of “Blues Guitar Tab White Pages” although that may take awhile. The tab matches up from his recordings “From the Cradle”

      • PAUL

        HEY GRIFF. YOU MUST HAD DONE THIS THRUSDAY. I’M IN OLD TOWN TORRANCE. LIGHTING STRUCK THE TREE ACROSS THE STREET AND CAUGHT ON FIRE.
        YOU SEEM TO BE IN A SILLY MOOD.
        I LIKE THAT LICK. I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO STOP AND THEN PLAY THE REST, WITH THE CORD CHANGE. EASIE PEEZY. THANKS, BROTER

    • Steven Paul

      Your obviously a very talented musician and an asset to anybody who wants to take this seriously and learn from you so kudos and thank you for your sharing of your knowledge. Oh and by the way has anybody ever told you you look like that actor who’s on the office? hint hint

    • Richard

      Thanks Griff, I love Clapton lead guitar licks! On a number of tracks I’ve listened to he plays a fast (by my standards) descending lick. He does this in different keys but the pattern sounds the same. I’m having trouble trying to listen and transcribe the lick. Any chance you could demonstrate this please? An example of the lick is on the “Riding with the King” album, track 8 – “When my Heart Beats Like a Hammer” at about the 2mins 52secs point onwards for about 3 to 4 seconds on the one chord and then again shortly after on the four chord.

      Many thanks if you can,
      Richard

    • Rob S

      Awesome Griff thank you

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