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Guitar World In Deep Instructional DVD Series: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards Editions, Now Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, January 06, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, now distributes the newly introduced Guitar World In Deep Series, an instructional performance DVD series to the playing style of some of the world’s most legendary guitarists, introduced with the Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards editions and 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.

Guitar World In Deep: How to Play in the Style of Jeff Beck teaches the scales, lead lines, and performance techniques used by Jeff Beck in his groundbreaking solo work. Geared for advancing guitarists, the instructional DVD topics include a look at Beck’s particular guitar gear and setup, bridge settings, melodic use of the tremolo bar, vibrato methods, volume swells, and much more. Helpful demonstrations with backing tracks, in addition to insightful performance notes throughout the DVD, provide a deeper understanding into the performance execution and style made famous by the widely acclaimed guitarist. A performance lesson of the immortal song “Sleep Walk,” as performed by Jeff Beck, is also included.

Guitar World In Deep: How to Play Like Keith Richards shows how to play in the style of the great Rolling Stones guitarist. Developed for guitarists of any level, no-nonsense and friendly paced lessons expose signature elements, chord shapes, and figures to the playing style made famous by Richards. For a faster learning experience, the lessons are first taught in standard tuning, then progress to Richards’ preferred open G guitar tuning. As a bonus, the instructional DVD includes in-depth lessons to playing in the style of other cool cats like Django Reinhardt, Buddy Guy, Ritchie Blackmore, Billy Gibbons, and much more.

Guitar World In Deep: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards instructional DVDs editions are now available for $14.99 each, and can be found at music retail stores and at