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Strange Brew Solo Sessions

Strange Brew Solo Sessions

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

COURSE OVERVIEW

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:

PART 1

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

PART 2

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

PART 3

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

PART 4

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

PART 5

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

PART 6

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

PART 7

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

PART 8

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

PART 9

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

PART 10

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. 

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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons