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Rivendell

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Hi,

I'm curious how Ted did the chord grids in the lesson handouts, using a rubber stamp ? or was there a master copy made with the rubber stamp and then photocopied ? I'm not even sure how common the photocopy machine was back in the 70s...

Also how he 'typeset' his books like Chord Chemistry.
The book looks like it was typed on a typewriter(!) with spacings left to fill in with the chord grids, pictures and arrows

Just curious since I've been using computers to print stuff as far as I can recall.
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Ted had an enormous piece of slate, and I have vivid memories of him using a sharpened stone to etch the chord block diagrams one at a time...

jerome

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Which was a vast improvement over drawing them in the dirt with a stick.

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Rivendell,
May I ask how many years you have dwelt on this earth? From your question, I assume you were born into one of the more recent eras.

Prior to all the technology in existence, suffice it to say, it was a whole lot more work!

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Rivendell

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Hi, I'm born in '82.

Haha, I guess that's why there the two funny responses

Cuz I noticed the chord grids were really straight, and sometimes they were very slightly tilted. But shape wise they were all the same.

But anyways, pardon me but did Ted use a photocopier for the chord grid handout sheets ? Or were they special ordered ?
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photocopier.

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Bob

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Ted did love a trip to the photocopier. Hi Leone!

Chester Carlson, the inventor of photocopying, was originally a patent attorney and part-time researcher and inventor. His job at the patent office in New York required him to make a large number of copies of important papers. Carlson, who was arthritic, found this a painful and tedious process. This prompted him to conduct experiments with photoconductivity. Carlson experimented with "electrophotography" in his kitchen and in 1938, applied for a patent for the process.

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