EXAMPLE7 Shuffle Ac oustic
Take a relaxed shuffle feel, some classic blues moves and a couple of not too obvious chord changes and you have a nice Clapton-style melodic blues on your hands. The strumming is looser and freer than the written transcription makes it seem, but make sure the top notes are heard clearly above the rest, particularly those on the third string. Even on an acoustic, with no effects and no vibrato to speak of, you can instantly tell it’s Clapton. And that’s some feat!