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Hal Leonard Eric Clapton - Acoustic Classics (DVD)
Hal Leonard Eric Clapton - Acoustic Classics
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests

Learn to play eight of Clapton's best acoustic songs and solos note-for-note with this DVD: "Change the World," "Circus," "Layla," "Malted Milk," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Signe," "Tears in Heaven," "Wa...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Clapton, Eric, Classic Rock, Special Interests
Studio: Hal Leonard
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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This is an instructional DVD! A Great One!!
Joaquim Do M. Nt | São Paulo, SP Brazil | 06/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who may not know the Hal Leonard publications and the Signature Licks Series: this is not a DVD of an Eric Clapton show! This is an instructional DVD for those who wants to play acoustic guitar.

The instructor is Dough Boduch, a freelance guitarist, teacher, editor and recording artist. He teachs how to play (in the acoustic guitar) 8 of the Eric Clapton tunes presented in Eric's CD/DVD "Unplugged". Songs are: Change the World, Circus, Layla, Malted Milk, Nobody Knows You When You'Re Down and Out, Signe, Tears in Heaven and Walkin' Blues.

I think the quality of the image is very good and clean. The sound is also great - when Dough Boduch plays the acoustic guitar, he sounds almost as Eric Clapton in the CD/DVD.

After presenting part of the music at the regular speed, the instructor breaks it in several parts, then explain and shows part by part of each song at a very low speed (sometimes more then once) in order to make you get to the point.

There is also a chapter used to tune the guitar. The instructor is very good and explains very well. The DVD could be a little bit better if we could have the TABs of the songs, but they're available neither on the DVD nor on a web-site. It seems however that if you get the Hal Leonard "Eric Clapton - Unplugged" play along book you will get there - I haven't check it yet.

One interesting section of 15 minutes is dedicated to the techniques used by Eric Clapton and how he uses them: bending, vibrato, pull-off, hammer on, fingerpicking, blues scales and C Minor scale.

One more cool section is the jam along section where the video shows the instructor playing but you can't hear him. Instead, you can be Eric Clapton for a day and play the acoustic parts of the song in a Acoustic Guitar Karaoke.

To summarize, I found this to be an excellent instructional video, specially for those who are Eric Clapton fans and who already have a knowledge in playng the acoustic guitar. Beginners (such as myself) will probably have to work a little harder before getting the most out of this DVD."