Really Useful Blues Solos (Clapton)

This was one of a set of solos on Justinguitar a while back where he provided a zip file with him playing the solo. The idea is that you transcribe it yourself, then play it back over the solo-free backing track he provided. This is my effort at the Clapton style one (I haven’t checked the transcription as I don’t have guitar pro, but I think it’s mostly right).

I think these tracks were made a long time ago, and I managed to find the zip file a year or so ago. It was only a few dollars, so well worth getting. I’m not sure where it’s located now, but I’m sure the moderators will know if anyone’s interested.

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That was some superb soloing Phil. Excellent stuff as always.

Oh wow, Phil, this sounds awesome :star_struck:. I‘m just in grade 1 and really wonder, whether I will ever be able to control my fingers the way you do. Thanks for sharing :grinning:.

Thanks! I must admit this was about my 10th take on this. I kept messing it up - as soon as I know the camera’s on, I go to pieces - I have great admiration for people who can play live. It’s a good job the camera doesn’t capture my thought bubbles otherwise I’d be banned. The end result still has a few flaws in it, but I stop when there aren’t “too” many of them.

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Thank you very much! The answer is “yes”, you will. I’ve got quite chubby inflexible sausage fingers, so if I can do it, anyone can.

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Great work Phil.
What a super bend + vibrato at 45 seconds.

The resources you mention are all here:

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Thanks! I didn’t realise there was a pdf - I only had th gpx files which I can’t read. I can check how close I got now!

Hmm I just did - a few more discrepancies than I thought. Ah well, that’s the point of the exercise!

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That was really good Phil, special respect for transcribing it yourself I know how tricky it can get! Well done!

Thanks! The Transcribe! software is well worth it.

Playing catchup after time away and glad I gave this a listen. It sounds fabulous, Phil. Great technique and tone on show he and big ups for transcribing.

Thanks very much! Strangely, I quite enjoy transcrbing - just glad I don’t have to do it with vinyl :grinning:

Great stuff, Phil.

not only you got the notes, but you played it with a lot of feeling.

Terrific soloing :clap:

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