Most Eric Clapton guitar lessons you’ll find online will focus on his approach to lead guitar, that’s what most people associate Eric Clapton with. In this lesson, however, we’re going to take a look at one of the ways Eric Clapton might approach playing rhythm on a slow blues in the key of A. You might notice that these licks sound very much like a piano part. The reason for that is that Clapton is a huge fan of Maceo Merriweather, who was an accomplished blues piano player back in the in 1930s. Clapton covered Maceo’s version of “Worried Life Blues” and these licks that you’ll learn in this lesson are very similar to Clapton’s interpretation of “Worried Life Blues”. I couldn’t show you how to play it the way he does note for note for copyright reasons, but this will get you pretty close.