addition to his playing, he is also a prolific composer and penned
such hits as "Ginchy" "Sorry Robbie" and Nashville Boogie" and apart
from his reputation as a soloist he is known throughout the world
because of his guitar tutor called "Play in a Day". This is probably
the best selling tutor in the world and Bert is proud of the fact
that most of today's top guitarists have told him that they started
their first steps on the guitar with the aid of his book. In fact
he has been nicknamed " the Man who taught the world to play the
His book is printed in several languages and has been published
all over the world. Wherever he travels he meets guitarists who
have been fans, students and friends. The book has sold over 2 million
copies and 30 years on remains the world's most successful guitar
tutor. It has been awarded two Golden Pages in recognition
of that fact. The first by Chappell Music Ltd for the sale of 1,000,000
copies of "Play in a Day", and the second by International
Music Publication for the 30th Anniversary Edition 1957-1987 of
"Play in a Day", which was presented by Mike Oldfield
on the Terry Wogan TV Show.
Bert originally wrote it because he remembered the difficulty he
had as a 12 year old with a battered guitar in his hand and not
knowing a thing about it or how to play it. He was determined there
would be a tutor that anyone could understand and learn from without
a teacher, and by anticipating all the questions that a beginner
would ask and answering them in his book, he was able to help most
of today's top pop idols on their way to stardom.
the star guitarists who have acknowledged Bert's help in their early
days through his book "Play in a Day" are :
Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, Pete Townshend,
Sting, Mike Oldfield, Mike Read, John Miles, Steve Hillage, plus
many more. . . .
book and television tuition it is estimated that Bert Weedon has
influenced approximately 4 million guitar players over the past
There is now
a Video called 'Bert Weedon Play In A Day' (click
here for full details of this remarkable video). "Learning to
play the Guitar has never been so easy."
if you want to Play In A Day: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01279 82 89 82
Bert hopes to
go on helping would be guitarists for many years to come. If you
would like to read some of Tips & Hints, click here.
here to read what people have said about Bert.