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Practice, Do You? Part 3-3

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Continued from Part 2

I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I ...


Charlie Hunter: Public Domain

Read "Public Domain" reviewed by John Kelman

There's no particular insight in the suggestion that most musicians lay their musical lives bare through their recorded work: near-instantaneous, fully formed leaps into greatness for some; more gradual upwards curves for others; and for all, even the occasional misstep. Still, there are times when it seems as though a little discretion would go a long ...


My Life with the Chord Chemist

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My Life with the Chord Chemist: A Memoir of Ted Greene, Apotheosis of Solo Guitar
Barbara Franklin
276 pages
ISBN: 10-1449575579
Create Space

Throughout his career, the guitarist, author, and teacher Ted Greene (1946-2005) developed a devoted following of students and listeners. His ...


John Pizzarelli: A Tribute to Duke Ellington

Read "John Pizzarelli: A Tribute to Duke Ellington" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

John Pizzarelli is a man of many talents. Singer, guitarist, bandleader and arranger, depending on the circumstances Pizzarelli can step into any or all of these roles and perform at the highest level. Coming from one of the most successful families in jazz, his brother [Martin Pizzarelli] being an accomplished bassist and father the legendary seven-string ...


This Ain't No Ukelele: Jazz Guitarists Anthony Wilson, Daniel Santiago and John Pondel

Read "This Ain't No Ukelele: Jazz Guitarists Anthony Wilson, Daniel Santiago and John Pondel" reviewed by Martin Gladu

For better or worse, the electric guitar has generally projected an image of masculinity, a certain macho quality even. Perfect examples of this are the scenes involving Steve Vai's Jack Butler character in Walter Hill's Crossroads (Columbia Pictures, 1986). Cruelly demanding, the instrument has bruised many male egos and crushed their dreams of stardom and fame.