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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Herbert Maurice William 'Bert' Weedon, OBE (10 May 1920 – 20 April 2012) was an English guitarist whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s.

Highly regarded for his versatility, Bert's glittering career has been a strong influence on virtually every famous guitarist. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. However, now that I have had an opportunity to delve through this book in conjunction with others, at times when I have had the need to find answers to questions, I realise that it is probably my most valuable teaching aid. B B plays almost exclusively single note runs and reportedly takes a copy of Nicolas Slonimsky's Thesaurus Of Scales And Melodic Patterns with him to practice from.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. 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. Already an established star when rock'n'roll arrived in the UK, he was named as an inspiration by many of the biggest names in British rock and pop music. Tony Bird… Bert had a very dubious record of playing the most notes with a plectrum in one second as recorded by the Guinness book of records! An essential chord dictionary that every guitarist should have in their gigbag, it contains basic major/minor chords for the beginner through to extended/jazz chords for the advanced player.

If it won't go there we learn to accommodate our failings until, after thought and practise, a tuneful and painless compromise is reached. Looking slightly further afield I see Tal Farlow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stevie Rae Vaughan, Johnny Guitar Watson, Gatemouth Brown, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson and Snooks Eaglin - all appear to be playing thumb over. The Hogarth Press where I’m working, is in the heart of the literary world, with authors coming in all the time. According to Clapton, "I wouldn't have felt the urge to press on without the tips and encouragement Bert's book gives you.Harry Randall… I’ve got his book and bought one of his amps the one he practised at home with I felt the need to help Maggie out after his demise! 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. I was given a couple of Bert Weedon Guitar Guides, which I gave to my Dad, they’re probably in the loft….

Bert Weedon was a great man he has given so much to a lot of people me as one, He will be sadly missed so RIP Bert. We are one of the top suppliers of woodwind, brass and orchestral strings across Sussex and are main agents for most of the instruments we sell. The whole point though is that his thumb was never at any time during the performance anywhere near the centre of the back of the neck as taught by Bert Weedon and to be fair, most other tutors that I am aware of.I have started to play the guitar again after 44 years and find the book invaluable particularly the techniques of playing. After just the first 25 minutes video tuition a complete beginner with nay six string guitar will be able to join in with Bert Weedon and his group and play their first tune.

I like to think that I've helped in some way to make the guitar the most popular instrument in the world. You can unsubscribe from our list at any point by changing your preferences, or contacting us directly. Payment can be made in any currency via Paypal, or any credit/debit card, including American Express, using Worldpay. The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band mentioned Weedon in their song "We are Normal" on their album, The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse (1969).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. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it's more like having a well-read friend than a subscription to a literary review.

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