Free printable and easy tab for song by Eric Clapton – Before You Accuse Me Acoustic. Tab ratings, diagrams and lyrics. Choose and determine which version of Before You Accuse Me chords and tabs by Eric Clapton you can play. Last updated on EC “unplugged”: Before You Accuse Me. On “Journeyman” he played the electric version (also fantastic), on Unplugged the acoustic version on his Martin guitar.
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There, beforr front of a large studio audience — and later an enormous MTV and record-buying audience — an artist who is know to be very shy dealt with the most painful experience anyone could ever imagine — the tragic loss of his son, Conor. Recorded live in January in the English Bray Studios, London, he showed his ability to play acoustic Blues with great intensity. He used five different guitars:. Signe was named after a beautiful yacht he chartered when he started writing songs.
A tab ypu in the archive. Bo Diddley also played t his song on the EC Tribute album This song is tabbed almost completely, so that you have something to play without the need of learning the basics or the scale before. For the simple version you need the following chords:. The intro is a variation of a very often used Blues lick.
The chord progression of the solo is the same as above This solo contains many standard licks, which occur also on other acoustic Blues songs, for example Malted Milk. The bends are mostly quarter tone bends, the slides are over one or two frets. Not every vibrato is noted, and to get the rhythm listen to the CD! The chord progression of the solo is still the same as above The solo starts like the first solo, then it jumps into the ending:. I used to play it in pubs yu I was very young.
Accuss never felt that I mastered it, so I wanted to give it another shot. The songs starts with a nice intro, the licks can be used for other songs too. If you know the intro, you know the song, because it contains everything you need. Not too difficult at all. The only thing which is a rather tricky is to keep the bass line going. Start slowly with a steady bass picked with your thumb, than add the licks.
Now, what are we playing? It sound a bit like a minor chord, but not completely. You can find it by yourself — play E minor and add the 6th B-string, 2nd fret and you get a Em6. So you see that sometimes notes and chords from other scales can give a good sound. The end is also simple, just play the chords E6 — E — E6 — E7.
On March 20,the 4-year old Conor Clapton climbed accidentally out off an open window and fell from the 53rd floor to his death from a Manhattan apartment, where his mother was staying. The day before EC and Conor visited a circus, where Conor asked a lot of questions.
Another song, Circus Left Unpluggfdwas also recorded during this session but did not appear on this album. It was released in a new version later on Pilgrim.
Before You Accuse Me guitar tab
EC dedicated this song co-author: The timing was perfect, because they needed a song about loss and I had plenty of them. Tears In Heaven was actually in a very embryonic stage when I was approached and I completed it for Rush. I would get furious. Afterward, offstage, I would be inconsolable. I was raw and not able to make sense of it. He told me that accues had admired the work I did with Steve Winwood and finally there was nothing else but to do as he requested, despite the sensitivity of ta subject.
This is a song so personal unplugged so sad that it is unique in my experience of writing songs. Kovner, said at a news conference. At issue is whether the apartment owner is liable because there were no window guards. Kovner, whose office prosecutes violators of the city code requiring window guards, identified the owner as a Manhattan-based corporation, EuroAmerica 92 Inc.
It would be inappropriate to use the unplgged of my son or what I felt at that time to gain any kind of influence with the audience. At first — the key. Once again, playing the correct bass lines is very important. To get the feeling for it, I have made a tab of only the bass notes, accuxe are played with the thumb:.
The next step is adding the part for the other fingers. I included an audio sample of playing the A chord this way. F m7 is F minor plus seventh and fits also. A short note on how to play it: Players with big hands can use the thumb to press down the strings on the low E-string.
If you play this song on a nylon string acoustic which usually have wide fretboards and your fingers are too short, play it with barre chords, that means pressing down all strings on one fret with your index finger and adding the befpre with the other fingers. OK, on with the song now. The intro is also played during the first two verses, with a few modifications and additional notes like these before the chorus starts:. The chorus itself I must be strong… has a different set of chords, but they also fit into the scale:.
Between Tag and Bm7 there are some notes that can be described with other chords, but you can also just take the notes. The following tab shows the chords which are played like in the beginning, plus the extra notes:. The key changes to Tabb major, the the chords are played as arpeggios at first:. From G on the chords D — Em — D — G — C are played like the example from the beginning, then the beginning from Time can… is repeated and ends with D — E, again followed by.
Than we have another chorus Beyond the door and the last verse. Both are played like before. Finally the song ends with:. Lonely Stranger is a slow ballad written by EC in the key of E major. As you see, can we use our well-known Blues scale in E.
The end of the mf is the main theme of the whole song — always E — A — Am6 -E. The basics are already described in the Layla-albumthe key C major and the chords using the cycle of fifths are the same. With this chords you can play the whole song, it repeats over and over.
The only thing which is a bit different is the guitar solo. But even here the chords can still be used! We carry on like above, and you can find out the ending by yourself — start with a bending on the 6th fret of the B string…. The keys are the same — D minor and C minor, which is just a semitone below.
See if you can spot this one…. The intro already contains the main musical theme.
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You can start playing the chords Dm — Bb — C — Dm in your favorite position. In the next step we play them as power chords:. Of course you can play it using some open strings, too. The next part is more away from the original, but uses still some of the licks.
Many guitar players only knew the first or first two fingering patterns of a scale and are not familiar with this. No problem — the same note can be played on several places. Always locate the root note D!
We continue with the vocals. As already said, we change to C minor. Look at the original Layla if you want to know why this chords can be used. The chords in the unplugged version are nearly identical:. C m7 G 7 What…. Another chorus follows D minor until the endwhich is played similar to the intro.
The tab I noted here is as always in standard tuning.
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All other strings can be left in standard tuning. The intro also contains the main licks for the vocal parts.
The chords are key G major:. Another Robert Johnson Blues played with a glass slide originally in open G tuning. This is one of my favorites of this album, a real, slow deep Delta Blues. So this is a good chance to play a bit with a simple open tuning. Well, three of our strings are already in the right tuning play the G major chord and you have three open strings with the correct tuning.
The only one we have to tune down a full tone is the high E-string. So you can start playing rhythm to the song…. Get the feeling first! To get the percussive sound let the strings slap on the fretboard or knock with your fingers on the guitar. The chords for the vocals are the standardbar-blues-chords described before. The descending bass line is played with the E and A string in standard tuning like:.
The solos are almost played like the intro.