Goodbye Bert Weedon.

  canarieslover 11:36 20 Apr 2012

Died today aged 91. The passing of an inspiration for many guitarists. No doubt his Guitar Tutor books will continue to inspire for many years to come. Death of a Legend

  Aitchbee 12:06 20 Apr 2012

Bert made playing the guitar achievable for thousands of budding musicians. He was/is a 'silent hero' for many who followed his tecniques.

He came across as a very nice man.


  spuds 13:13 20 Apr 2012

As been previously stated, Bert Weedon was the inspiration of many potential guitar player. I know my mates and myself at the time were. Could also possible say that he was an icon for one particular guitar, which many people wanted at the time, and perhaps were able to purchase through those newly introduced hire purchase agreements.

  morddwyd 20:49 20 Apr 2012

Clapton and McCartney are two who are reputed to have started off with his "Play in a Day" course.

What an epitaph.

  Forum Editor 22:50 20 Apr 2012

"The passing of an inspiration for many guitarists."

One of whom was yours truly. It was one of Bert's books that started me on my life-long love affair with the guitar. Not that I've achieved much in that direction, apart from having a lot of fun.

  al's left peg 23:48 20 Apr 2012

I remember years ago listening to the then Radio 1 DJ Mike Read learning guitar on the radio during his breakfast show. Bert Weedon used to go into the radio station to teach him live on the show.

  Chegs ®™ 03:20 21 Apr 2012

When growing up,my Mother was determined I should learn to play an instrument,first the cello,then the trombone as I despised the noises I made on the cello.The trombone soon joined the cello as a hated instrument,and I assumed that would be it musically.Several years passed & out of the blue,I arrived home from school to be told I was going for guitar lessons that evening.I was taken to an old mans house,given 50p to pay for the lesson and told I'd be collected in an hour.The old man used Berts books to teach me,as well as writing the notes on the sheet music and I learnt to play guitar very quickly.I used to enjoy my weekly lessons & looked forwards to them greatly,and was quite upset when my tutor died.It would probably be 40yrs ago I was taught but I reckon I could soon pick up guitar playing again if I had a guitar thrust into my hands.

  JYPX 16:20 22 Apr 2012

Bert Weedon knew that those first three chords are the key to everything. Once you have those, you are hooked.

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