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Guitar World In Deep: How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton DVD, Distributed by Alfred

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, December 06, 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.

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.”

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper stock.

How to Play the Cream of Eric Clapton DVD (56-39023) is now available for $14.99 at music retail stores and at