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Play in a day

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I like to think that I've helped in some way to make the guitar the most popular instrument in the world. I was stunned to discover fairly recently that this is still in publication, though in slightly different guise from the copy I had in October 1963.

Although this of course proves nothing, it does seem to suggest that the vast majority of those players who have been innovators and major influences in that vast field of music where blues, rock and jazz intermingle did or do, at one time or another, employ the thumb over LH technique. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review. Mrs Woolf, wife of the manager, is a very celebrated author and, in her own way, more important than Galsworthy. It's also, despite it's age, probably actually still the best and easiest-to-follow guide to the basics of playing guitar available - I bought this as a gag gift for the lead guitarist in my band, but we were both impressed by how clear it actually was (before he threw it at me when he realised what I was saying.I was given a couple of Bert Weedon Guitar Guides, which I gave to my Dad, they’re probably in the loft….

Bert has been repeatedly namechecked by subsequent generations of British guitarists as being the man who inspired them to first play the guitar, most notably Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Hank B Marvin, Joe Brown, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, and many more. Bert Weedon could only claim one Top 10 hit in his career but his influence could be heard on countless No 1s, not least through his best-selling guitar manuals. The rest of it is okay, but I guess I expected more from one of the most respected guitarists in the world. It ends with some advice to new performers about the perils of playing too loudly, and in 1997 Weedon said he had been horrified by the guitar-destroying antics of the likes of Jimi Hendrix and the Who's Pete Townshend.The introduction to Play in a Day claims that "this book will enable the reader to play the guitar up to a standard suitable for playing in a jazz, skiffle, or dance combination". Highly regarded for his versatility, Bert's glittering career has been a strong influence on virtually every famous guitarist. series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems, especially in the context of graded exams.

In November 1976, Weedon made number one, for one week, in the UK Albums Chart with 22 Golden Guitar Greats, a compilation album of guitar solos released on the Warwick label. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you.Was walking on Brighton Palace pier some years ago when I looked up on a raised part of the cafe deck and there he was with his wife sitting enjoying the sun and a cup of tea. Pete Fisher… yes I had this too, and found out pretty quickly that a day wasn’t enough to get my little fingers around more than a couple of basic chords…remember him (and a handful of other guitarists) having a spot on TV which was more instructive. Pick A Chord follows the ethos of Weedon's hugely influential Play In A Day book and DVD, giving guitarists the tools needed to start playing from day one. After just the first 25 minutes video tuition a complete beginner with nay six stringguitar will be able to join in with Bert Weedon and his group and play their first tune.



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