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NOW      everyone can learn to play the guitar

‘Play Today with Pick the Plec’

If you want to learn to play guitar this is the book for you.


  • complete beginner or an improving guitarist
  • left or right handed
  • young or just young at heart


if you want to play music on a guitar




find out more

Guitar playing is a journey that has no end

and everyone’s journey is different.


‘ Play Today with Pick the Plec’ will help you enjoy every minute of this wonderful instrument.


You will learn notes, chords and how to use 'Tabs'  so you don't even have to read music. The journey you take with Pick the Plec encourages you to find your own style and improvisation and will enable you to begin to play with other musicians and explore your ideas and creations.


Includes a free Pick the Plec -Trum & CD with 66 tracks

Also it's full colour throughout!



meet  Pick

Pick the Plec is the host of ‘Play Today with Pick the Plec’


and is on hand throughout the book to give tips, tricks and advice


Nick has been a Peripatetic Guitar Tutor since 2004 and is currently tutoring at Stowe School and Hazeley Academy, both in Buckinghamshire, as well as teaching private students of all ages. He has recently begun to tutor guitar at Beachborough School, situated near Stowe. He is an Instructor for the KZR Rock Sessions which take place in school holidays and has been annually tutoring rock and acoustic guitar for the National Stables Music Camps based at Wavendon, Bucks. He is a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and supports their gradings system.


photo copyright Ollie Dagois

Nick McNulty

 author of ‘Play Today with Pick the Plec’

Playing all styles of Rock and Pop music, Nick has been a professional and semi-professional musician since 1980, having played in many local and nationally based bands and supported some top artists. The current bands he plays in are The Shadohs, Counting Colours, The Sound Collective and Monty’s Travelling Music Show. He specialises in the music and songs of The Shadows and Cliff Richard, together with close harmony singing like the Bee Gees, The Beatles and the Eagles. Nick does many recording sessions both at home and in bespoke studios for his own material and that of other singer/songwriters and musicians. It has been a privilege for

Nick to write this book and be able to pass on the joy and confidence guitar playing can give and to promote the love of music.



Guitar Videos

Nick has created a series of short video guides to help you start to play guitar, improve your guitar playing and equipment views and reviews.


Invaluable advice on how to enjoying your guitar.

In a recent interview with Duke's Music, Nick talks about the best beginner guitars,

how to start learning guitar, and his new book 'Play Today With Pick The Plec'.

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