Los Angeles, CA — December 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, distributes Guitar World’s newly launched In Deep DVD series with the release of How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton, a performance instruction DVD to the playing style of inimitable multi-award winning guitarist and singer-songwriter, taught by performer, instructor, and Guitar World editor, Andy Aledort.
Guitar World In Deep: How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton reveals the scales and lead lines utilized by Clapton in his groundbreaking work with The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and Cream. Intermediate to advanced guitarists are given a look at the preferred gear of Clapton, along with his favored scales, phrases, and licks that all form the guitarist’s seminal playing. Guitar phrases and riffs taught in the DVD are demonstrated with performance backing tracks, providing a deeper understanding to the signature elements to Clapton’s playing style. A performance lesson of the immortal song “Crossroads”—both the original Robert Johnson (acoustic guitar) and Eric Clapton (electric guitar) versions—is included.
Multi-Grammy® winning guitarist and songwriter Eric Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential guitarists in music history, ranking fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.”
Guitar World In Deep: How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton DVD (56-39023) is now available for $14.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/guitarworld.
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Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.
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