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Bert Weedon's Play in a Day: A Landmark Guitar Method for Individual and Group Learning Paperback – June 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 4 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Music (June 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571529658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571529650
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.1 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in East Ham, London, top guitar star Bert Weedon wanted to play the guitar from his very early childhood. When he was just twelve years old he persuaded his father to buy him a rather battered guitar off a stall in London's famous Petticoat Lane Street Market, for exactly 75p. And so began the career of one of Britain's most accomplished instrumental stars. Bert went on to play guitar with artists such as Tommy Stelle, Marty Wilde, Laurie London, Cliff Richard, Adam Faith and Billy Fure to name but a few. Artists who learned to play guitar from Play in a Day include Eric Clapton, Brian May, Hank Marvin and Paul McCartney.

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Oh, and everybody please buy a metronome, even if it's a cheap one.
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I am still starting the learning of playing a guitar.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By jjm1965 on September 20, 2007
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Bert Weedon's "Play In A Day" is I believe the best selling guitar instruction book of all time in England, and possibly around the world too, although it it not easy to find here in the U.S. (I got my copy via Amazon). Some of the famous British guitarists who got their start from this book include Eric Clapton, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Sting, and a few others. Not bad company to be in. Bert Weedon is himself a legendary British guitarist. You can see some film clips of him playing on You Tube. Anyway, I am guitar player with a few years experience. I picked up a copy of this book just because I had heard about it for years, and even I learned a few things. Be open minded though; this book is intended to give you a foundation for playing guitar, just as is Mel Bay's Complete Method For Modern Guitar (which I recommended as a follow up to this book). It will not teach how to play Van Halen or Steve Vai tunes. Remember everybody: baby steps. Then after you've mastered this, you can move on to the more modern styles if you wish. Oh, and everybody please buy a metronome, even if it's a cheap one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TammyW on June 1, 2012
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From beginning to end, this book applies to players of all ages and is easy to understand. He breaks it down into manageable chunks of information. He addresses the reader/player as if 2 friends are sitting down to talk. I recommend this to anyone who needs to cover the basics to start using their guitar. He even covers reading music for those who do not already know how. Highly recommended by someone who knows music, but bought this for their kids (16 and 18) to use, since explaining/teaching is not my strong suite. I learned things from it, too! Mostly, have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pk35 on December 8, 2013
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When Mr. Weedin passed, I heard Eric Clapton & several other great guitarist interviewed about this man and the book. They all said they started as young teens with this book so I bought it for my husband. He has loved his new guitar because this book has made learning so much easier & simple.
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If you are new to the guitar, this book teaches the basics. Bert does a wonderful job explaining how to hold the guitar, finger picking, chords, and scales in a way that is encouraging and easy to understand. After one day, you might not be jamming out to anything complicated, but you will be able to finger pick "Jingle Bells", begin to read music, and figure out the easy parts of some of your favorite songs.
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By Cat on April 25, 2013
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This was bought as part of a young guitar-player's gift basket. He was very glad to have this book. Looking it over, it seems good for aspiring musicians.
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By William W. Hammond on February 23, 2013
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Excellent start for a pure beginner. Easy to read and follow ( does use a British vernacular) but the charts are all there.
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By finaestampa on December 15, 2012
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Finally I learned the basics of Music. I am still starting the learning of playing a guitar. His method is easy to follow.
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