Eric Clapton - I'm Tore Down - slow
Eric Clapton - I'm Tore Down - full tempo
September 19, 2018
I'm Tore Down - Eric Clapton
Today’s lick is taken from a cooking performance of the Freddie King classic, I'm Tore Down by Eric Clapton. It’s from a video posted on facebook. It's worth seeking out - great performance and you can get a pretty good view of how Eric plays it.
The lick is from the opening of the guitar solo, and is played in the key of C, using patterns 1, 2 and a bit of 5 of the C pentatonic minor scale, up towards the top of the neck.
The riffs in the last two full measures are true signature licks of Eric's. You hear them a lot in his recordings, dating back to his days with the Bluesbreakers and Cream.