What are the most important lessons from Eric Clapton? In this episode of Acoustic Tuesday, you’ll learn 6 guitar lessons from Eric Clapton that go far beyond the instrument itself. In addition, I’ll show you how you can leverage your guitar heroes’ wisdom!
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Welcome to the Acoustic Tuesday show, your gateway to the wonderful world of acoustic guitar! As always, this video is designed to help you find fun, focus, and progress on your guitar journey.
This week, I’m diving into Eric Clapton’s guitar journey. I wanted to see the most important pieces of wisdom from the legendary guitar player himself. Once I share with you the 6 most important guitar lessons from Eric Clapton, I’ll tell you how best to use this knowledge.
Be sure to catch the full video so you can see the transformative journey one TAC Family member took in the last 5 years!
Last but not least, I have a ton of guitar geek news that will get you excited and pumped about playing guitar and learning it, too!
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Back in the 60’s when I first heard the Yardbirds and learned that the lead guitarist was a guy named Eric Clapton I was hooked. Following his progression through the Bluesbreakers and Cream I discovered BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Robert Johnson and many many more. To quote Tom Cochrane “Life is a Highway” and that road leads in many directions and the guitar has always been my vehicle. My latest stop on that road has been a guy named Jack Pearson ex of the Allman Brothers Band , what an amazing player … you should do an interview.
Can one re submit a guitarsonal photo?
Eric Clapton said It’s easier.
I was born in the 60s, but didn’t really start appreciating music until somewhere in the mid-70s…obviously a lot of Clapton during that time…but what really influenced me about his play was when he did MTV Unplugged. It was at the beginning of the series and was the first time I heard an artist really strip down and play completely different interpretations of their own music…to this day I search out acoustic versions of everything from rock to pop…Clapton sparked that interest way back and will always be a fond memory.
I’ve checked out your Guitarsenal tees and I really wanted to get one for my 10yr old son for Christmas, but you don’t carry any youth size tees or hoodies, but you have a doggie tees??? My son is already acquiring quite the Guitarsenal would love to get a tee or (hoodie preferably) for him and send in a pic with his Guitarsenal. Hoping you can add this size option to your wears!
Whatever happened to returning to the studio that was supposed to happen in October?
Tony, thank you for the show on Eric Clapton. One of my quarterly goals is to learn “Tears in Heaven”. I heard this song after my 39 year old daughter suddenly passed away. With Eric’s loss of his son as the inspiration for this song, it struck a sorrowful note with me as well. I am using the quarterly goal-setting process to learn this song and feel good that someday, I will be playing an Eric Clapton song.
Also, I stumbled upon a Youtube session with Tommy Emmanuel and Molly Tuttle. It was a 12 minute recording where they played a duet of White Freightliner Blues, Deep River Blues, and Doc’s Guitar. It was fantastic and certainly a performance to be admired by two of the best.
Hea Tony, been loving going over Fret Wizard again. I am still having some problems but I will keep at it. And I still have not heard any congrats for my Tampa Lightning yet. Thanx tour friend Guy B.
Humbled by your surprising-to-me feature of my 5 year TACiversary and, of course, appreciative. The message is genuine and true; TAC has been so very rewarding for me as is the whole TAC Family. Thank You Tony and TAC.
I miss all the Acoustic Tuesday links to albums, interviews , and products. I would follow every link and do a YouTube dive on every artist during the week. I would even take notes so I could remember new artists and equipment. Please bring back the links!
You featured the Huss & Dalton guitars–fantastic, rich tones. I on the other hand feature a $200 Fender. On another of your videos, you talked about the Santa Cruz Guitar Co.’s parabolic strings. Would just stringing an inexpensive guitar with quality strings make for a richer, robust sound? One more question: I use a Dunlop thumb pick. I like how secure it is on my hand. Do you approve or advise me to change types? Your suggestions please. I’m so glad I found you and TAC. THANK YOU.
Cheryl G. 77 and still strumming!
The first time I ever heard about Eric Clapton was when he came out with the song “Tears in Heaven”. I thought that was such an amazing song. Mainly because my father made me a guitar fan, and love listening to songs played on guitar. (Yes simple beginnings).
In his interview, his first advice was to find your own voice on guitar. This was a very important advice for me to hear. When I was younger I was part of a chorus group for my church and loved the way the lead guitarist played the guitar. I would always get discouraged because no matter how much I practiced, I could never match that lead guitarist. After listening to that advice, I understand that I may never match the lead guitarist. But I can play me. I can share who I am and what I am and that’s all I can hope to do.
I have found that playing guitar can do all the very things Eric stated in his interview and know the importance and power that comes from playing guitar. For this and for everything my Father has taught me I will forever, be a guitar fan.
God Bless you Tony, thank you for all you do and what you promote. Keep up the good work. Guitar Geeks Unite.