Cream – White Room Guitar Lesson

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In this White Room guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play Eric Clapton’s guitar parts to this Cream classic.

The tuning is standard tuning.

The intro to Cream’s “White Room” is instantly recognizable and contains some really cool vocal and guitar harmonies. I will spend quite a bit of time dissecting this section of the song, demonstrating multiple ways to play it depending on how many guitarists are available in your group.

In live performances, Cream generally just played the underlying chords during the intro section (G min, F maj, D min and C maj) while singing the harmony lines over it.

From there we have the verse section where Jack Bruce is singing. This is a cool arpeggiated guitar riff that moves pretty fast especially towards the end of the riff where Clapton plays the 5th of each chord leading into the main chord. This happens when playing the last two chords in the progression (Bb and C) and also when moving back to the D chord to start the progression over by quickly hitting it’s 5th, the open A string, before starting the riff over.

Eric Clapton’s falsetto section uses some basic chords with a wah pedal added in the mix.

Speaking of the wah pedal, it is used throughout pretty much the entire guitar solo. Instead of going through all of Clapton’s solos, I thought it would be better to show you exactly how he created it so that you can improvise one of your own just like he does for every performance, He never plays the solo the same way twice.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this classic rock masterpiece! #whiteroomguitarlesson #cream #ericclapton #guitarcovers

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  1. What key is this song in ?

  2. awesome lesson!

  3. thank you carl san

  4. To Bid You Farewell – Opeth. Lensso

  5. Do Keep Yourself Alive by Queen PLEASEEEEE!!!!!

  6. Sweet Home White Room

  7. Hey Carl please do a lesson on buckethead’s soothsayer

  8. Hey man I wanna know if you can do the Iron Maiden paschendale Solo tutorials or can direct me to anywhere where I can learn them. Such as tabs or video tutorial etc…

  9. Carl, could you do me a huge favor and show us all how to play Blackbird by Alter Bridge? It’s an absolutely amazing song that Myles Kennedy wrote about a friend of his who passed away at a young age due to cancer. I recently lost one of my best friends unexpectedly- a seizure led to a brain aneurism and just like that, he’s gone. It would mean a lot to me.

  10. Notes are there for the most part but Clapton’s tone isn’t quite that dirty to my ear. To each his or her own. Good stuff nonetheless

  11. Telescopicpanther Hey

    Please do take what you want from me by post malone and ozzy osbourn

  12. Telescopicpanther Hey

    Dude u gotta do

    take what you want from me by post malone

    please pleaseeeeee

  13. God bless you Carl

  14. The Nasty Nick’s Show!

    Yes, finally.
    My favourite cream’s song.

  15. Is the high e muted the whole time during the main riff?

  16. Can you make a lesson on change the world by Eric Clapton

  17. There was more great sh*t packed into the last three minutes of that video than most videos can do in 30 minutes!

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