ERIC CLAPTON STYLE
Cd track 87
[Bar 16] This fill contains several classic Clapton acoustic style devices from the grace note slides into the notes to the use of the open position and pulloffs. It would work great on a slightly dirty electric too!
[Bar 23] The solo starts in the open position and, though it is based around E minor pentatonic, notice the minor 3rd (G) to major 3rd (G#) hammer-on at the end of this bar, a classic device Eric uses in both electric and acoustic solos.
[Bar 29] Runs like this are classic Clapton but if you are new to them, then be careful. You have to deal with the speed of phrases like this while also taking into account the set-up on your acoustic – if your string-fretboard action is higher at this register then phrases like this are going to be harder to play.