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How to play That'll Be The Day by Buddy Holly

BS-510 • That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly

The Justinguitar.com Beginner's Songbook

Give me all your Turtle Dovin'... 

This was one of my all time favourite tunes in my teens, got a lot of vibe and it was one of the first songs I got sounding just like the record (one one of my buddies introduced me to Mr. Capo).

Once you finished the Beginners Course and have mastered the easy version, re-visit this song and see if you can get it just like the recorded version with the capo up on 5. The solo is pretty much minor pentatonic blues licks (most of which you'll find on the Blues Lead Guitar Course!) with a bit of shuffle chunka chunka thrown in too!

I'm sure you'll enjoy playing it as much as I did!

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Original Video Clip




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Justinguitar Beginners Songbook

The JustinGuitar Beginner's Songbook (BOOK, yes a proper paper book!!)

100 great songs arranged to sync perfectly with The JustinGuitar Beginners Course. Ten songs for each stage, gradually getting more challenging as you go through. Each song has tips and strumming suggestions and I honestly think this is the best Beginner's Songbook ever :)

The best buy companion to the Beginners Course because you'll have a big selection of songs to learn at each stage of the course, and it's now spiral bound so stays open easy! Rave reviews from all over the world.

Click here to see the full song list, details, sample pages and price.