How to Play the Guitar Riff From “It Ain’t Right” by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers w/ Eric Clapton

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Hey, how’s it going guys I’m Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson, we’re looking at a song called  “It Ain’t Right” by Eric Clapton, John Mayall, and The Blues Breakers. This album has an amazing record, also has some of my favorite Clapton playing.

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Here’s a great example of how a guitar can play a bass line in a song and really give it some power. So we’re looking at a blues in the key of e, and we’ve got the open e string this is the up tempo blues. We’re going to play an open e, and then slide from the third fret to the fourth fret on the same string.

I use my third finger and you play the second fret of the fifth string, and then the fourth fret of the fifth string. It’s just a small little cell, a little riff that gets repeated and repeated and then we’re going to apply it through the chord progression of the blues.

Slowly pulling up my notes, so we’ve got a 0, and then a 3, 4, and then a 2, 4, so here it is. Sometimes I’ll add a little extra zero on the low string like. Just because I’ve got that motion going, now it might take a little bit of time for you to build up that speed, so just start slow and make sure you know alternate picking there.

Then I’m playing here, all I do is to move one string higher, doing the same thing on the a string, then back to e, then applying it to b like this four slide to six, and then four, six on the fourth string. So let’s see if we can try it together a one, a two, a one, two, and three. Make sure to subscribe on our YouTube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video, thanks for watching.

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