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series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to help you overcome all your sight-reading problems, especially in the context of graded exams. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Brian May stated: "There's not a guitarist in Britain from my generation who doesn't owe him a great debt of gratitude. Play in a Day is easy to use, with plenty of tips for selecting the right guitar, the correct amplifier, how to hold your instrument and plenty of tunes and exercises to get to grips with.

It also provides an excellent chart covering all of the strings [if you are learning notation] and their fret positions and a separate chart showing the open string notes. He graduated to a semi-professional Dixieland jazz group, Harry Gold's Pieces of Eight, and performed with the violinist Stephane Grappelli and pianist George Shearing in the early '40s, and went on to work with Ted Heath, Mantovani and The Squadronnaires, before becoming a featured soloist for four years with the BBC Show Band programme. May once referred to Weedon as the "Guitar Wizard" and "a legend", while in a 1970s interview Clapton said: "I wouldn't have felt the urge to press on without the tips and encouragement that Bert's book Play in a Day gives you. Next up, the thumb overs: all 3 guitarists in the Quintet du Hot Club de France (including Django who of course employed a highly unorthodox LH technique as a result of his horrific accident), Charlie Christian, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Freddie King, Duane Eddy, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pete Townshend, Stanley Clarke (thumb over playing Carl Thompson 32" scale piccolo bass, Weedon-style playing short-scale Alembic bass), Jeff Beck, Brian May, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Fred McDowell, Ry Cooder, Keith Richards, Ted Nugent, John McLaughlin (yes that's right) and George Benson. Later, both became professional guitarists with great chart success, studios and international reputations.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

Highly regarded for his versatility, Bert’s glittering career (including being voted Britain’s top guitarist nine times! For years, Weedon was the perfect session man, especially for early British rock and roll acts like Billy Fury and Tommy Steele. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review.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. Don't think this is it: you're now a guitarist fit to battle Edward van Halen, Jeff Loomis, and countless others who are true exponents. He regularly played on hits by such luminaries of the time as Tommy Steele, Adam Faith, Billy Fury, Alma Cogan, Dickie Valentine and Frankie Vaughan, as well as backing big names from the US, including Frank Sinatra,Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Nat "King" Cole. After just the 25 minutes video tuition a complete beginner with any six string guitar will be able to join in with Bert Weedon and his group and play their first tune. Ideal for the advanced pianist and a great insight into the mind of one America's greatest composers.

Some will be put off by the undoubtedly old-fashioned style - but with the heritage it has you have to respect it, and it makes it a valuable tool even for more experienced guitarists to get inside the heads of their heroes (or their heroes heroes, or heroes heroes heroes. Bert Weedon's 'Play in a Day' a promise to bring good music back | Back in the day, Bert Weedon taught a whole generation of renowned musicians how to play music. Bert was the master who started many artists on the road to success, my only criticism is that the DVD needs to be remastered as the sound and vision is of poor quality. Packed with tunes from all styles of music for the beginner/intermediate player, and suitable for both electric and acoustic guitar players. He also worked as a session musician on many early British rock and roll and other records for artists such as Marty Wilde, Tommy Steele, Billy Fury, Adam Faith and Kenny Lynch, and worked as an accompanist to visiting American singers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Nat King Cole.It was a really good book that did indeed have me playing (albeit something wonderfully banal and simple) in a day. In 1976 Weedon became the first solo guitar player to go to No1 on the Official Top 40 album charts, with 22 Golden Guitar Greats. Slightly Foxed brings back forgotten voices through its Slightly Foxed and Plain Foxed Editions, a series of beautifully produced little pocket hardback reissues of classic memoirs, all of them absorbing and highly individual. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

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. Nursery Rhyme Time presents 31 of the best-loved nursery rhymes, skilfully arranged for the young pianist by Fanny Waterman. Well, in response to Nick's B B King vibrato challenge, I haven't played that particular style since about 1969 when, armed with a Hofner Club 60 (yes, the very same make that Weedon endorsed) complete with a "BLUESKING" logo that I stuck on the raised pickguard after seeing something similar in a photo of B B (I was just a young kid after all), a couple of friends and I would jam on B B King favourites such as "Rock Me Baby" on a Saturday afternoon before heading off to the school disco. I can't understand why anyone should want to smash a cup and saucer, let alone a guitar," he told Russell Newmark.Apparently many well known guitar players (including "The Rolling Stones") have learnt fro this book. To become a subscriber to Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader’s Quarterly Magazine, please visit our subscriptions page. The other two played guitar- which had become the instrument to play after the success of Bill Hailey and Lonnie Donnegan etc. here is the (short) list of players who appear to be using an orthodox grip: Pat Metheney, Robert Fripp, Eric Clapton (although I've never paid a lot of attention to EC, I'm sure I've seen him playing thumb over), Andy Summers (not conclusive), and as you would expect, Andres Segovia.

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