Eric Clapton - Third Degree tab

Let's start with the intro. Some piano parts are included - if you have no piano...

I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|II--------13/15~~-(13tr15)-13----------------------------------------------------------|II-12-12-----------------------(14)rb12-------------------------------10-12b(14)rb12---|p-II-(piano)--------(piano)---------------12-10h12-10h12-10h12-10h12-12------------------|II-----------------------------------------pick softly---------------------------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I 0:00
I-------------------------------------------------------------------13--10--13--10----|II-------------------------------------10----------------------------12b-----12b-------|II-10-12----10-12b(14)rb12p10----10-12----12-10h12-9h10--------------------------------|II-------12-------------------12------------------------12-10tr12..--------------------|from G7 chord...-II--------------------------------------------------------------.piano.----------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I0:09
(Bb9)(A9) (Eb9)(D9)I-------------------------------------13--12-------6--5-------------------------------|II-10----------------------------------13--12-------6--5----vocals start---------------|II----12-10----10h12-10----------------13--12-------6--5-------------------------------|II----------12----------12-10tr12...---12--11-------5--4-------------------------------|II-------------------------------------13--12-------6--5-------------------------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I 0:19
During the vocals we play a very soft rhythm guitar using downstrokes only: D9 Got me... D9 G7 Eb9 D9 I c... D9 A7 Got ... D9 A9 G9 I ... G9 A9 G9 Bad love.... D9 is .... Short guitar break at 1:02 with a variation of our well known Blues starting riff, going to the root note at the high E-string and then back to the root note at the low E-string:
(Bb9)(A9)I-------------10------------10--13---10-----------------------------13--12----|II----------10----10-13b(15)-----12b-----10----10--------------------13--12----|II--12b(14)---------------------------------12----12-----------------13--12----|II---------------------------------------------------10--------------12--11----|II------------------------------------------------------12\8---------13--12----|II-----------------------------------------------------------10----------------|I1:01
A9 G9 Well I just can't stay G9 D9 no more on this third degree At 1:23 a variation of the above theme, than starting the next verse. Chords are the and guitar fills between area again versions of the above theme. At 2:41 we have a solo, all around the D minor Blues scale at the 10th fret. It starts like:
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|II-----------13/15-15-15~~~--13/15-13/15-13/15-13------------------------------13------|II--14-14-14--------------------------------------(14)rb12-10---------10-12/14---------|II------------------------------------------------------------12---12------------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I 2:41
I-------------------------------------------------------------13--10------------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------12b----10---------------|II--14\12-10----10h12-10h12-10-------------------------------------------12-11----11---|II-----------12----------------12-10----------------------------------------^--12------|II-----------------------------------12-10--------8h10-8h10-8---------------major------|II-----------------------------------------13-10----------------------------note!------|I 2:54
I------------10------------10------13---13--13---10-----------------------------------|II---------10----10-13b(15)---------12b--12b-12b-----10-----10-------------------------|II-12b(14)----------------------------------------------12b----12b-12-10----10---------|etc..-II-----------------------------------------------------------------------12------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|II-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
You now go on with the licks above. Remember to play fluid and clean, using small bends sometimes a major note. Build up and release tension, another short example from 3:35 like:
I----13-15-17-15-17-15h17p15--13-15-13---------------|II-15-----------------------------------15-13-15~~~---|II----------------------------------------------------|II--------------------------------------------root----|II--------------------------------------------note----|II----------------------------------------------------|I 3:35
The end is easy to figure out, a short lick up and down ending with the chords Eb9 / D9.
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