EXAMPLE9 Ambient Solo
Appearing under the pseudonym of X-Sample, Eric contributed melodic lines to studio project TDF. Using a mellow Strat tone and long delays, Eric’s voice still shines through with a jazzy touch to his usual Pentatonics. Note the almost complete absence of finger vibrato and the semitone slide from bar 7 into bar 8 – these details can really change the way a line sounds. As with the solo, even by removing stylistic traits like vibrato, the Clapton stamp remains clear.