The lessons show the Eric Clapton guitar techniques that have inspired blues guitar players all over the world.
Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 5, 2010
This month the web's home for online guitar lessons, GuitarTricks.com, launched a new tutorial featuring After Midnight guitar lessons, teaching the song made popular by blues guitar legend Eric Clapton. In addition to going over the notes, style and tone of the classic song, the lessons break down Eric Clapton guitar techniques that have inspired blues guitar players all over the world.
The Guitar Tricks song lesson format combines a high definition video lesson, with traditional sheet music and guitar tablature, also known as guitar tabs. Songs on GuitarTricks.com are condensed by guitar instructors into manageable video lessons, which guide the student through a step-by-step learning process.
After Midnight features a relatively simple rhythm guitar part that works in cohesion with the song's organ and piano parts. As Guitar Tricks instructor Anders Mouridsen explains, the difficult task for student guitarists is getting familiar with the AABA chord progression. This tends to happen because of the fact that the majority of blues guitar music is based around the 12 bar form, and thus it feels natural to change chords too early when learning After Midnight guitar parts.
After covering this rhythm guitar part, Anders guides students through the two guitar solos heard in the song. The first of these solos is fairly mellow and slow, which adds a dynamic effect when a very energetic second solo comes later in the song. The solos feature Clapton's common use of neck slides, double stops, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and quick vibrato. Another trick that makes Eric Clapton guitar playing stand apart, is his use of timing. Clapton often starts solo lines on the second beat of a measure, which adds some uniqueness to his playing.
For students interested in blues guitar, After Midnight can be both a good song to learn note for note, as well as a song to study just for its unique tricks and concepts. The non-traditional aspects of the song and Clapton's playing are good sources of inspiration for guitarists developing their own style.
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