Crossroads Guitar Lesson Videos – Cream

These Crossroads guitar lesson videos will teach you every note of the Cream version of this blues masterpiece.

Eric Clapton's scorching live version of Robert Johnson's classic at Winterland in 1968 proved to be a pivotal point in his career.

The solos Eric Clapton plays in Cream's "Crossroads" are recognized as some of the greatest ever played, no small feat for a live performance. In these Crossroads video guitar lessons you will learn the entire song note-for-note.

All of the rhythms and solos are broken down in a step-by-step and easy to follow format. This is one classic performance every guitar player should know! Good luck!! 😀

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Crossroads Guitar Lesson - Intro, 12 Bar Progression & Outro

Crossroads Guitar Lesson - First Guitar Solo

Crossroads Guitar Lesson - Second Guitar Solo


  1. Tom McKewan on January 16, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I am an experienced guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle player who taught myself by ear and I used to perform. I learned how to play Bron-yr-Aur and the Crossroads intro from your videos which was great. I want to learn more difficult lead guitar solos. Do you teach the Crossroads middle solo? Or pieces like Steve Hunter’s intro to Lou Reed’s live version of Rock ‘n’ Roll? Eddie Van Halen’s solo on Beat It? I would definitely pay a premium for lessons like that.

  2. Ray Harris on February 27, 2018 at 12:52 am

    An excellent lesson on Crossroads which emphasises the structure of the song as well as the blistering lead sections.
    One very useful lesson to be included in GL365 would be Steppin’ Out by Eric Clapton when he was with John Mayall’s Blues Breakers. This has the merit of being a guitar instrumental piece that has massive energy, a great riff and challenging lead parts.

  3. Dr Pepper on January 25, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Hey Carl-awesome lessons all around your site! Any chances of doing Before You Accuse Me by EC (electric version)? Also love Let It Grow-very melodic tune. Anyway keep on sharing the love of music as I have definitely progressed through the years in part to your contributions. I have recommended this site to several guitar players. TY

  4. Brandon Chachere on July 25, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Carl, can you give us a lesson on the song, “Had to cry today” off of the Steve Winwood/Eric Clapton live album?

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