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Eric Clapton – I’m Tore Down (Opening Licks) - Jim Clymer
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Eric Clapton – I’m Tore Down (Opening Licks) - Jim Clymer  (4/4 - Key C)

Key C:
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Introduction:

   G7                      (Lick 1)        F7
    ___     ___     ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|---------------------------------8-|10b-----11b-11b-|
B|----------------------------10-----|----------------|
G|--------12--12--10--10-------9-----|----------------|
D|------------------------12---------|----------------|
A|10--10-----------------------------|----------------|
E|-----------------------------------|----------------|


   C7 (Lick 2)                     C7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-8-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----8h-11---8--10-------8-----|-----------------------|
G|--------------------10------10-|-8b--------------------|
D|-------------------------------|----10---8-------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------10---------|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------|


Start of 12 Bar Progression:

   C7                              C7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------10--10---8---8---------|--------10--10---8---8---------|
A|------------------------10--10-|------------------------10--10-|
E|-8---8-------------------------|-8---8-------------------------|

   C7      (Lick 3)                C7
    ___     ___         ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|---------------------8---------|---------------------------|
B|------------11b---------11---8-|---------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|10brp8-------8-------------|
D|--------10---------------------|--------10------10---------|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-8---8-------------------------|---------------------------|

   F7                              F7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------12--12--10--10---------|--------12--12--10--10---------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|10--10------------------12--12-|10--10------------------12--12-|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C7         (Lick 4)     C7
    ___     ___             ___ ___     ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|------------11b-----11b|-8-------------------------|
B|-----------------------|----11---8-----------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------8b------------|
D|--------10-------------|----------------10---------|
A|-----------------------|---------------------------|
E|-8---8-----------------|---------------------------|

   G7                              F7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------12--12--10--10---------|--------10--10---8---8---------|
D|------------------------12--12-|------------------------10--10-|
A|10--10-------------------------|-8---8-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C7     (Lick 5)                         C7
    ___     ___ ___     ___     ___ ___     ___     ___         ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-----------------8---------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------8------11---8-------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------10b-----------------11--10---8-|-----8-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|10------10---8---------------8-|
A|---------------------------------------|----------------10---8h-10-----|
E|-8---8---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

Start over

   C7                              C7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------10--10---8---8---------|--------10--10---8---8---------|
A|------------------------10--10-|------------------------10--10-|
E|-8---8-------------------------|-8---8-------------------------|


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Key E (Transposed - Original Key C):
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Introduction:

   B7                      (Lick 1)        A7
    ___     ___     ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|---------------------------------0-|-2b------3b--3b-|
B|-----------------------------2-----|----------------|
G|---------4---4---2---2-------1-----|----------------|
D|-------------------------4---------|----------------|
A|-2---2-----------------------------|----------------|
E|-----------------------------------|----------------|


   E7 (Lick 2)                     E7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-0-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----0h--3---0---2-------0-----|-----------------------|
G|---------------------2-------2-|-0b--------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-----2---0-------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------2---------|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------|


Start of 12 Bar Progression:

   E7                              E7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|---------2---2---0---0---------|---------2---2---0---0---------|
A|-------------------------2---2-|-------------------------2---2-|
E|-0---0-------------------------|-0---0-------------------------|

   E7      (Lick 3)                E7
    ___     ___         ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|---------------------0---------|---------------------------|
B|-------------3b----------3---0-|---------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-2brp0-------0-------------|
D|---------2---------------------|---------2-------2---------|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-0---0-------------------------|---------------------------|

   A7                              A7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------2---2---0---0---------|---------2---2---0---0---------|
D|-------------------------2---2-|-------------------------2---2-|
A|-0---0-------------------------|-0---0-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   E7         (Lick 4)     E7
    ___     ___             ___ ___     ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------3b------3b|-0-------------------------|
B|-----------------------|-----3---0-----------------|
G|-----------------------|-------------0-------------|
D|---------2-------------|-----------------2---------|
A|-----------------------|---------------------------|
E|-0---0-----------------|---------------------------|

   B7                              A7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------4---4---2---2---------|---------2---2---0---0---------|
D|-------------------------4---4-|-------------------------2---2-|
A|-2---2-------------------------|-0---0-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   E7     (Lick 5)                         E7
    ___     ___ ___     ___     ___ ___     ___     ___         ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-----------------0---------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------0-------3---0-------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------2b------------------3---2---0-|-----0-------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|-2-------2---0---------------0-|
A|---------------------------------------|-----------------2---0h--2-----|
E|-0---0---------------------------------|-------------------------------|

Start over

   E7                              E7
    ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___     ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|---------2---2---0---0---------|---------2---2---0---0---------|
A|-------------------------2---2-|-------------------------2---2-|
E|-0---0-------------------------|-0---0-------------------------|
        
 
 
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Song Info  Eric Clapton –... - Jim Clymer
Eric Clapton – I’m Tore Down (Opening Licks) - Jim Clymer
Hey Blues Fans!
In today’s blues guitar lesson, I will teach you the opening licks from “I’m Tore Down” off of Eric Clapton’s “From the Cradle” album. This song was originally written and performed by the great Freddie King. The song is in the key of C, and starts on the V chord (G7). The first lick comes in at the last beat of the first bar. You’ll have to listen to the song for the correct timing. All the licks are in the C blues scale played in the 8th position.

A nice Backing Track (mp3) to practice.

As always, have fun

Source: Jim Clymer YouTube Channel

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 4/10/2015
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