Eric Clapton - Layla sheet music

Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues singer, born in March 1945. He is a very well known rock artist, the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He is also appreciated as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.

Layla is one of Eric’s most loved songs, written by him and Jim Gordon, being considered a controversial song, having the piano part credited to Jim’s girlfriend at that time, Rita Coolidge. Layla was inspired by a love story from the 7th century, that took place in Arabia.

The song is part of the album named Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and it was released in March 1971. It is 7 minutes long and it belongs to the Rock genre, of course.

Layla was appreciated to be among the greatest rock songs ever, so the song had an amazing success and was very well-received by critics and people in general.

The song won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, and many other prizes over the years peaked the charts in Australia, Japan, Netherlands, the US, and many other countries.

Looking into the free Layla piano sheet music composition, we know that the song was originally written as a ballad by Eric, and it became a rocker when Allman composed the song’s signature riff. Then, it was the moment when Layla was recorded in its rock version.

So the song is defined by two movements, each of them is marked by a riff.

The elements we can find in Layla are guitar, bass, lead vocals, piano, drums, hammer-ons, power chords, and it was recorded in the key of D minor regarding the choruses and C-sharp minor when looking at the verses.

The personnel from behind these amazing instruments are Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Tom Dowd, and Howard Albert.

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