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Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB

Eric Clapton







2nd fret

This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Tears in Heaven.

This is one of Eric Clapton’s best-known and loved songs, which he wrote it whilst grieving over the tragic death of his son. Tears in Heaven went on to win three grammy awards. Being such a well written and beautiful song it’s no surprise that it works so well played as fingerstyle.

I’ve also got a lesson on how Clapton plays it, which you can find here.

Let’s start learning how to play Tears in Heaven!

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Tears in Heaven (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Tears in Heaven, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.

Tears in Heaven Guitar Lesson - Part One

This arrangement is aimed towards the advancing beginner to intermediate player. In this lesson we learn how to play the intro, verse and chorus of Tears in Heaven.

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Tears in Heaven Guitar Lesson - Part Two

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the remainder of the song.

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