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Wonderful Tonight (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson)

Eric Clapton

SONG DETAILS

DIFFICULTY:

2

TUNING:

Standard

KEY:

G major

Wonderful Tonight appears on Eric Clapton’s stunning album Slowhand and works superbly as a fingerstyle arrangement.

The song uses very straightforward chords and the entire piece contains only G, D, C and Em. So if you wanted to strum the piece it really wouldn’t be all that difficult; however, as we are fingerpickers we combine the melody and the chords at the same time and essentially sing the melody with our fingers. This makes it a lot harder to play, but it is tremendously fun and satisfying once mastered.

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Intro/Verse

First off, let’s take a look at the intro/verse. Really aim to get all the notes to ring out clearly and let each one ring into the next smoothly. Focus on accuracy over speed and and enjoy!

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Bridge

The only other section of Wonderful Tonight is the bridge, if you were ok with the intro/verse then you shouldn’t struggle too much with this section.

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