First rate lessons on Clapton classics
James V. Signorile | Teaneck, NJ USA | 03/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've played guitar for over 40 years, but it's been mostly folk music and classical and I only got bitten by the Blues Bug about 2-3 years ago - and EC was the prime reason for that (and also for my initially starting guitar back in '67 when he was in Cream, but I was looking at it more from a Rock than Blues perspective back then, not understanding when I was 15 how Rock evolved and is based on the Blues).
I first used this DVD to learn White Room and Sunshine of Your Love - Doug Bodouch is fantastic at playing and explaining how and why Clapton played it the way he did. I was able to join a Blues Band playing lead guitar only a few months after buying this because of the proficiency I picked up by learning and playing along with Doug on these DVDs (I also got the Solo Years and Acoustic Classics).
These are HIGHLY recommended by me, and no where does it state these are lessons *BY* Eric Clapton (good luck finding that!).
CLAPTON GUITAR INSTRUCTIONAL : ROCKS !
Hotshot | KC, MO | 09/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unless you are someone who dosen't have a clue and you mistake this DVD of Guitar Instruction for live Clapton Concert Footage: You will thoroughly enjoy this item. This DVD is very well done: I would rate it excellent in the line of "Signiture Licks" instructional video. I would rate it up there with the Hendrix "Learn to Play Songs from Are You Experienced" video/DVD by Hal Leonard. This Clapton stroll down nostalgic lane is not as comprehensive as that but it is of the same superior quality. I could have wished for more songs to be included but the ones that are included are must know songs for any Clapton student. If you want live concert try the most recent "Live at Albert Hall Reunion Concert" : Even though the band seems uninspired and tired and the audiance seems way too subdued for a Cream concert, the music is still vibrant. I've been playing for almost 30 years and Clapton is one of my favorite teachers. I still found the DVD very helpfull. Beginner or seasoned vet will find much practical information and tips herein. The instruction is clear and conscise. The Songs are Great! The tips and tricks are informative. I couldn't let one misguided simpleton ruin this treasure for the rest of us. I highly recommend this DVD."