Lick Library, one of the world's biggest suppliers of guitar tuition DVDs, has just released a comprehensive series of Eric Clapton guitar tuition DVDs. These are essential for blues guitar players of all standards.
Eric Clapton, the English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer is viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Eric Clapton's stunning guitar solos have inspired guitarists for decades and Lick Library's series of DVDs are the definitive guide to playing in his style.
Learn to Play Eric Clapton (RRP £24.99) is taught by Jamie Humphries, the acclaimed author of Giants of Rock and Giants of Metal guitar courses. The double DVD contains guitar lessons based on five classic Eric Clapton tracks, "Layla", "Sunshine of Your Love", "Cocaine", "White Room", and "Bad Love". These tracks give a cross section of Clapton's career, from his early days with Cream through to his solo career, giving you plenty of material to get your teeth into. Jamie shows you note-for-note how the tracks are played and discusses with you what equipment gives the best sound, including a special section on gear and tone! Most importantly, Jamie encourages you to take what you have learned and improvise to make it part of your own style.
Quick Licks - Up Tempo Blues in the Style of Eric Clapton (RRP £19.99) is presented by the highly sought after freelance guitarist and producer Mike Cresswell. This skillfully produced DVD includes professionally recorded backing tracks that you can practice more than 30 licks and techniques to play along with. Mike's guitar lesson demonstrates Clapton's style and techniques and gives you two shots of the tutors hand so you can plainly see what he is teaching. In this DVD, a third angle is added to illustrate the famous Clapton vibrato and how this is achieved.
Jam with Cream (RRP £27.99) is also presented by Mike Cresswell. This is a double DVD plus a CD with Jam Tracks covering seven memorable Cream tunes - "Sunshine of Your Love", "I Feel Free", "White Room", "Crossroads", "Politician", "Spoonful", and "Badge". These guitar lessons explore Eric Clapton's iconic guitar solos, looking at his guitar riffs, bluesy bending, superimposing root notes against pentatonic scales and much more. So take a deep breath, and dive right in to learning how to switch between scales, plectrum techniques, instrument control and why Touch, Tone and Timing are crucial to getting that Eric Clapton style of playing. With over three hours of lessons there's plenty to keep you going!