Clapton’s Influence: Crossroad Blues

Learn a 84-bar solo in the style of Crossroads by Cream.


Clapton’s Influence: Crossroad Blues

One of the most iconic performances ever captured, Eric Clapton’s playing in the song Crossroads (Cream, live at Winterland) remains a bucket-list item for millions of guitarists across the globe.

In this course you’ll learn a 7-chorus solo constructed from licks taken from that performance, as well as 5 other recordings of the song, both live and in-studio. The end result is a solo that stays true to Clapton’s timing, feel, and phrasing.

Featured Videos

  • Overview

    Everything you need to know about the course.

  • Solo Preview

    This is the complete solo taught in this course. You will learn this note-for-note, with tablature.

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Who's It For?

This course is late-intermediate to advanced difficulty, and is perfect for Clapton fans who want a real challenge.

  • 7 chorus (84 bars) solo
  • Note-for-note teaching of entire solo
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track

Bonus Content

The following list of bonus content for this course is only available to members of the TXBA Locals.

Backing Track

  • Individual audio tracks
  • Pre-built Audacity Projects
  • Pre-built Garage Band Projects

Rhythm Lesson

  • Basic rhythm for Crossroads
  • Several modifications at different fretboard positions
  • Several chord options
  • Includes Tablature

Tone Lesson

  • How I got the tone for this course
  • The 4 basic ingredients
  • Using other gear to approximate

What's In This Course

  • Lesson Videos
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track
  • Fretboard Diagrams