OK let’s get into the lesson. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out is an eight-bar blues with a really cool chord progression. In this lesson I show you how to work your way through the eight bars and really break down what Clapton is doing with his picking hand.
This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.
This song was originally written by Jimmie Cox in 1923. For this lesson, however, we’re going to be looking at Eric Clapton’s brilliant cover of the song taken from his 1992 MTV Unplugged live album.
This song is pretty challenging at times, I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners but certainly you should have a go if you’re intermediate and above.
Alright, let’s start learning how to play Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out!