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Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger

GUEST,Cliff Healey 08 Feb 11 - 08:36 AM
Cool Beans 08 Feb 11 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Cliff healey 08 Feb 11 - 01:50 PM
Cool Beans 08 Feb 11 - 03:20 PM
GUEST,Cliff Healey 08 Feb 11 - 07:11 PM
Joe Offer 08 Feb 11 - 07:14 PM
tritoneman 08 Feb 11 - 07:49 PM
Les in Chorlton 09 Feb 11 - 02:37 AM
GUEST,Cliff 09 Feb 11 - 04:23 AM
GUEST 09 Feb 11 - 02:50 PM
Abdul The Bul Bul 09 Feb 11 - 06:21 PM
GUEST,Cliff 09 Feb 11 - 07:18 PM
Joe Offer 10 Feb 11 - 04:35 AM
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Subject: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST,Cliff Healey
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:36 AM

Hi,

does anyone have a copy of Pete Seegers 'American Folk Guitar' tutor.
I have the L.P. (remember those) but not the sleeve notes which contained diagrams etc.
I found it an excellent tutor for a beginner & want to pass it to a young friend of mine.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 09:12 AM

If you mean Seeger's "Folksinger's Guitar Guide," go here...
http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=1425

..and click on Download Liner Notes

I had the record and booklet as a teenager and it's how I learned to play the guitar.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST,Cliff healey
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for that.
I've downloaded that & will try & match it to the record.
Looking at the track titles it may be the same record under a different title (I'm in UK).
My brother had the record in the sixties & I also learnt to play from it (poorly I might add).
Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Cool Beans
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 03:20 PM

Aha! I'm in the US, which could account for the difference in title. I hope you can reconcile with liner notes with the record. Anyway, you're most welcome.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST,Cliff Healey
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:11 PM

I'll let you know!
Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:14 PM

Hi, Cliff-
I'm curious now.
Is it a Folkways record, or what label was it on?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: tritoneman
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:49 PM

When I was about 14 I had Pete Seeger's Folksinger's Guitar Guide. It seemed pleasantly relaxed in it's approach - compared to the 'standard' book, Play in a Day by Bert Weedon. I seem to remember one of the early accomplishments that Pete encouraged on the record was to develop an 'educated' thumb on the right hand! There was a great tune at the end of the book called Mexican Blues. I finally managed to struggle through it but could never make it sound the way Pete Seeger did. I wonder if, 45 years later, I could make a better job of it??


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:37 AM

Brilliant book I learned most of what I can do in one year in about 1963 I am now rich and famous - no I'm not but like Pete says - loads of fun

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST,Cliff
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 04:23 AM

Hi Joe,

L.P. not with me at the moment (with said friend) but will check label soon & post on here. (probably tomorrow).
Thanks everyone.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:50 PM

required reading, w/ how to play the 5-string banjo

two of the most subversive books ever written

why pete hasn't won a nobel prize is beyond me....

s.


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:21 PM

It says on the bottom of my guide...Transatlantic Records Ltd.
Copyright 1956!! Blimey.
Al


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST,Cliff
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 07:18 PM

Hi Joe (& other interested parties).

I made a slight mistake - the LP is titled 'The Folksingers' Guitar Guide' but the cover is not the usual one.
It is on the 'XTRA' label (XTRA 1034) & has the following printed on it.
'Contents produced by Folkways Records USA and issued by special permission.
Cover: Brian and Sally Shuel
XTRA
manufactured and distributed in Britain by Transatlantic Records Ltd, 120/122 Marylebone Lane, London W1

(was getting the title confused with Peggy Seegers 'American folk Guitar' which book I have but not the accompanying LP)

Liner notes downloaded & printed!
Thanks everyone.
(& guest - I agree about his banjo guide)


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 04:35 AM

Glad you found it, Cliff. Now, I hate to confuse the matter, but there is a second volume of the Folksinger's Guitar Guide this one by Jerry Silverman. All Folkways albums can by purchased by download, and the album notes are available online.

Also, there were Oak Publications books to go along with both recordings. The books are out of print, but are available used at fairly reasonable prices.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: GUEST,Cliff
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 05:17 AM

Thanks Joe (I think)

Now I'll have to track that down but it may be too advanced for my meagre ability.

The books sound interesting though!

Cliff


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Subject: RE: Learn Folk Guitar Tutor by Pete Seeger
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 06:20 AM

Hi Joe, my copy is a Folkways one, FQ 8354 but distributed in NZ through AH & AW Reed. The cover is pale green with a sketch of a circle of people grouped around a young man playing a guitar. A signature at the edge seems to say Carlis or Carlie.
I became the 'gal with the educated thumb' in 1963 as well!
Robyn


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