Question: How To Play Layla?

What tuning is Layla in?

I have read that Duane Allman’s slide guitar part was out of tune towards the end more, but for me the very beginning is very noticeably out of tune? Layla was sped up in the studio, so all of the pitches went sharp. It’s very noticeable during the piano coda, which is written in C but has to be played in C#.

What guitar did Clapton use on Layla?

His first majorly important guitar was a 1956 Fender Stratocaster, also known as “Brownie”. With this guitar, Eric would go on to record “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”, before retiring it in 1975 – in favor of another Stratocaster, Blackie.

What guitar did Clapton play on Layla?

It was a 1956 model, serial number 12073, with a two-color sunburst finish on an alder body and a well-worn maple neck and fingerboard. Clapton loved the guitar and dubbed it Brownie, but it wasn’t suited to Cream, nor to his next band, Blind Faith.

Is Layla hard to play on guitar?

It is not very difficult at all, I learnt it pretty early into my guitar playing. I prefer it to the original, it’s pretty fun to play.

What guitar did Clapton play on Unplugged?

Clapton played Martin 000-42 acoustic guitars for much of the performance, and in 2004, one of the guitars sold for $791,500 (£434,400) in auction.

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Who did Layla?


Genre Rock
Length 7:04 (album version) 2:43 (single version)
Label Atco (US) RSO Polydor
Songwriter(s) Eric Clapton Jim Gordon


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