Strange Brew Solo Sessions

Strange Brew Solo Sessions

Learn how to play the intro and main solos in ‘Strange Brew’ by Cream


Strange Brew Solo Sessions

Learning the solos of your favourite players is one of the best ways of developing your musical repertoire.

It will help you to build a vocabulary of ‘go-to’ licks that you can use in your solos and improvisations, and develop your lead guitar technique.

In this course we will do a deep dive into Eric Clapton’s funky blues playing in the song Strange Brew, by Cream. 

This will help you to solo using the A minor pentatonic scale and navigate with confidence between different sections of the fretboard. 

What you will learn:


In this first lesson we will cover the history of Strange Brew, and how studying this song will help develop your blues playing


Here we will cover the key, chord progression and scales used in Strange BrewThis will help you appreciate the musical context of the song and set you up to improvise over the track


In his early career, Eric Clapton crafted one of the most killer fiery blues tones of all time. Learn which gear Clapton used on Strange Brew, and how you can recreate similar tones to suit your budget and setup


Kick off the opening solo and in the process, learn how to navigate smoothly and musically between the first and second shapes of the minor pentatonic scale


Finish off the intro solo and learn how you can use repetition to get more mileage from your musical vocabulary


Dive into the second solo and learn how to craft licks and solo in the fourth shape of the minor pentatonic scale


Learn how making large shifts across the fretboard can add momentum and energy to your solos as you get to grips with this second phase


Practice your bending and understand how repetition can help you add tension and build your solos to a powerful conclusion


Finish the solo off with an Albert King inspired lick in the first shape of the minor pentatonic scale


Learn how to build upon and adapt all of the ideas you have learnt throughout to craft your own killer solos over Strange Brew

What you will find inside this course:

Inside all of the courses inside the Blues Club you will find:

“I first learned a blues progression 60 years ago and you’ve done more for my playing than anything in all that time!”

Mike - Shoreham, Vermont

“I am so grateful to you and the courses you’ve created in The Blues Club. I cannot thank you enough! ”

Gary - Newark, Ohio

The insight Aidan has provided has been incredibly helpful and opened up so many possibilities for me and my guitar playing

Tyler - Ontario, Canada

My story

I have played guitar for over 20 years and have loved blues music for almost just as long.

5 years ago – after getting complacent with my practice and playing – I decided I wanted to push on and develop as a guitarist.

I couldn’t find the detailed, blues focused resources that I wanted to learn from online, so I created the Happy Bluesman.

I have since gone on to work with hundreds of blues guitarists all over the world through the Blues Club and 1-2-1 coaching. 

Explore these similar courses

From fundamental concepts through to complex theory and songs – learn everything you need to become a killer blues guitarist

Mini Solos

Wonderful Tonight Solo Sessions

Solos Of The Blues Greats

Need Your Love So Bad Solo Sessions

Strange Brew Solo Sessions

Hey Joe Solo Sessions

The Ultimate Guide To Vibrato

Quick Wins

Understanding Chords & Chord Progressions

The Essentials Of Fretboard Navigation – Part II

The Essentials Of Fretboard Navigation – Part I

The Major Scale & Why It Matters

An Introduction To Intervals

Getting Started With The Modes

Creating Solos With The Major Pentatonic Scale

An Introduction To The Blues Scale

An Introduction To The Major Pentatonic Scale

5 Techniques To Spice Up Your Blues Guitar Solos

The Ultimate Guide To Bending – Part II

How To Connect The 5 Pentatonic Shapes

Creating Solos With The Minor Pentatonic Scale

The Ultimate Guide To Bending – Part I

5 Ways To Create A Killer Guitar Solo

An Introduction To The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Join the Blues Club and access every course

Join the annual plan today and get 2 months and a 1-2-1 coaching session for FREE:

Open Registration

Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons