J.J. Cale/Eric Clapton “Cocaine” guitar instruction

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J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” is a very easy song to play on guitar.  It basically moves back and forth between an E and D chord with an open low E string ringing out.  Eric Clapton plays this at the 7th and 5th fret.  At the end of the chorus the chord progression walks down from E-D-C-B at the 7th, 5th, 3rd and 2nd fret also with the low E ringing out.

The first set of chord diagrams shows open chords if you struggle to play barre chords.  The second set of chord diagrams shows a set up like Eric Clapton plays the song.  We have also included an instructional video from Marty Music below.  This is a great song to strum along with on your guitar.



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