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Lesson notes

Change The World is a song written by Tommy Sims, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Gordon Kennedy, over quite a long period of time.

Eric Clapton recorded it for the movie Phenomenon in 1996 and it has become one of his most requested and performed songs of the last 20 years. It starts with a bluesy vamp, and a nod toward Muddy Waters, a big influence on Clapton, and continues into a jazzier chorus.

In the lesson we go over the vamp played in a comping style, and some different choices for the chords, particularly in the chorus. There are quite a few barre chords involved, as well as partial shapes where you only include certain strings.