Watch the Spoonful of Cream online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Jazz Guitar Greatest Hits - Vol. 4
Spoonful of Cream is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 30 Smokin' Blues-Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know
I've mentioned Eric Clapton as being one of my favorite players, especially during his time in Cream. A song that was especially influential for me was the live version of "Spoonful" on Wheels of Fire
. It's 16 minutes and 47 seconds of pure awesome.
The amount of sound produced by those three guys is huge, and this lick is a perfect example of how one guitar player can fill up a lot of space. I primarily play in a trio of my own and it can be quite demanding and at the same time quite freeing. It's freeing because I can do whatever the heck I want! But demanding, as it requires me to fill up a lot of space as I am the only full chordal instrument. Yes, I know bass players can play chords, but not in my band. One of the things I learned from Eric Clapton is how to fill up space without playing too many notes. Check out this tune. Also notice his amazing guitar tone. Gibson + Marshall = Awesome.