Wonderful Tonight Guitar Lesson – Eric Clapton

In this Wonderful Tonight guitar lesson video I am going to show you how to play the complete song by Eric Clapton section by section.

The solo parts to "Wonderful Tonight" were actually the very first solos I ever attempted on the guitar. So I guess I can say this lesson is a bit nostalgic for me.

In any case, I think the solos and arpeggiated chord progressions would be great for virtually every guitarist to learn no matter what their level.

And, besides it being a rather simple song to play, it is also a great tune. Win Win!!

In the video lesson I start out with the opening solo which also serves as the main theme of the song and the other solos as well. Then I will teach all the parts of the song sequentially. You should be playing it in no time.

We basically have three different chord progressions along with the solos which are quite similar containing just a few variations here and there.

Be sure to concentrate on keeping those bends in tune during the solos. Other than that I don't think this song will be overly challenging for just about any guitar player.

Enjoy! Carl..

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Wonderful Tonight Guitar Lesson


  1. Marc on July 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Many thanks Carl. Great instruction as always!


  2. manishkumar sonar on January 27, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    very nice ……….

  3. Jeff Walker` on June 8, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Well I finally tackled an entire song instead of just playing a few chords and then moving on. It took some time but I did it. This has always been a favorite song of mine. Thanks for the great lesson Carl.

    • Carl Brown on June 9, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Congrats Jeff! Yeah this is a beautiful song and very inspiring to practice. It was one my first complete songs as well! 🙂

  4. Jesper Justesen on September 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Hej Carl.
    Very good video. But i thought whether you have the taps written down and if, if it’s possibel that i can get a copy and at what price?

    • Carl Brown on September 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Sorry Jesper, I can’t provide TABS of copyrighted music. 🙁

  5. Wesley Pepper on December 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    As always your lessons are second to none! Please Please Please do a lesson on Before You Accuse Me (electric version) and Thank You!!!

  6. Varun Bhandari on January 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Very Nice Sir. I wish I could find this on the Acoustic Guitar.

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