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How did George Harrison learn to play the guitar?

George Harrison bought what he later called a 'terrible..cheapoo guitar when he was thirteen. His mother, Louise Harrison has confirmed that learning to play it didn't come easily
George tried to teach himself [the guitar]. But he wasn’t making much headway. ‘I’ll never learn this,’ he used to say. I said, ‘You will, son, you will. Just keep at it.’


With characteristic determination, George stuck to the task, literally making his fingers bleed.  Once he had the core chords memorised he move onto a Spanish guitar manual  'Modern Guitar Chord Progressions'. 

Around this time he noticed an older boy carrying a trumped on his bus journey from school. The budding musicians fell into conversation


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