Watch the Have You Ever Loved online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Kings of Rock & Roll Vol. 5: Eric Clapton

This excerpt is based on Eric's Derek and the Dominoes recording of the Freddie King classic Slow Blues, beginning with the first seven bars of the 12-bar blues progression. The song is played in the key of C, and the majority of the phrases are based on the C minor pentatonic scale (C Eb F G Bb), with a shift to C major pentatonic (C D E G A) at bar 5 into bar 6. Also, notice the multiple string bends in bar 3, as the high E string is bent up one whole step and the B string is caught under the bending finger.