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PaulV

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Friends,
The March Newsletter is now up for you to enjoy.
http://www.tedgreene.com/news/default.asp

Thanks to our friend, Nick Stasinos for sharing some of his remembrances of time with Ted.
We look forward to part 2 of his stories next month.

Hope you enjoy the arrangement of "Maria."  It's a good one.  This song is often used by teachers who are helping students with ear-training, specifically learning to hear the different intervals. "Maria" uses a #4 (or b5) interval at the last note of measure 8, into the first note of measure 9 (D to G#).  Sing it, hear it, impress it in your musical memory.  I don't know if Ted used this song for that purpose, but I'd be surprised if he didn't. 

Also in this month's goodies is comping for "Songbird."  I think this is a relatively unknown piece, but it has a wonderful melody and the original chord changes and progressions are rich.  Ted sure spiced them up.  The YouTube recording of Daryle Rice is really nice, the piano playing some excellent harmonies.  


If someone wanted to make a solo guitar arrangement of this piece, it's possible to use most of Ted's chords and reharmonizations and modify them to fit the melody.  I was experimenting with this and see that it's not to difficult.

Enjoy the new stuff.

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Picking up on your comment regarding the ear and intervals, I was reminded of an old publication called Jazz Handbook by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (still available online) and this sheet:

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Lots of other very interesting topics covered in the handbook.

regards - Big Mickey

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Friends,
Hope all of you are all right, staying safe, healthy, and positive.
We are recommended to stay at home during these days of the virus situation, and maybe this will afford us some extra time to grab that guitar and learn some of those "rainy day" lessons from Ted.
Lord knows there's plenty on the website to keep us busy for years.  So, use this as an opportunity.

We still plan to post our monthly Newsletters and new lesson material....although it may be a bit less than we normally post.
We're here for you.

Stay well.[smile]

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Thank you Paul recognition for your work. [wave]
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Thank you Paul.
We're fine over here.
Not working. Just practicing.

Stay safe, - KL

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