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After Midnight was the song that kick-started J.J. Cale’s career, thanks to Eric Clapton becoming a fan and recording it in 1970.

This led to Cale being able to release his debut album Naturally. J.J.’s version is definitively more laid back, like most of his tunes but we have Clapton to thank for opening the door to many years of great songs.

This lesson presents the chord progression in the five guitar-friendly keys, but starts with a Listen segment for improving ear-training. There are also thought on playing a second guitar part with a few lead tips too.