Crossroads by Cream (Eric Clapton) | intro and 1st solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the intro and the first solo to Cream's Crossroads.
Eric Clapton's iconic guitar solo is a master class on phrasing and how to mix major and minor pentatonic scales over a classic 1-4-5 blues progression.
This is probably one of the most copied solos of all time and was a HUGE influence on almost all rock/blues guitar players.
This from Clapton:
"It’s so funny, this,” Clapton says. “I’ve always had that held up as like, ‘This is one of the great landmarks of guitar playing.’ But most of that solo is on the wrong beat.
Instead of playing on the two and the four, I’m playing on the one and the three and thinking, ‘That’s the off beat.’ No wonder people think it’s so good—because it’s f**ing wrong.”
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