EXAMPLE6 Unplugged Style
Using a nylon-strung guitar, this example is as much about composition as it is about technique. Eric is very fond of unexpected key modulations, like those in Layla, Bad Love etc. Here, we’re using alternative non-root bass notes to take this piece into some interesting places. It’s well worth taking note of ideas like these for use in your own compositions, as the occasional unexpected modulation can be the ‘hook’ that makes a song a hit.