Ted indicated that this page is to be played with a sparse “punctuation” rhythmic style. Ted indicated that this piece could be used for comping or as a chord solo. He would also make occasional live appearances at clubs in the San Fernando Valley, usually playing a Fender Telecaster. ], FUNDAMENTALS: And practicing in your mind—imagining the fretboard and eventually, hearing the sounds inside—this is one of the greatest aids to real progress I know of. [This is an early hand-out lesson Ted wrote for his students for learning what he determined essential chords, although there are many of which are for a somewhat advanced level player. He has and continues to affect thousands of people because of the quality of living-ness that he put out into the world. * Everythings Coming Up Roses, 1985-10-31. She died on August 13, 2011. Maybe especially to those even just starting out but already really deeply desiring greatness to be theirs. * Harmonic Patterns, 1976-03-14 and 1976-04-29. Greene died in his apartment in Encino of a heart attack at the age of 58. In Chord Chemistry Ted has a chapter called Essential Chord but this is a different lesson.] * Mixolydian Chord Progressions for Taping, 1984-09-15. Here Ted is giving some excellent advice for guitarists who are striving to become better players…and some encouragement we all need to hear over and over. Black dots are played first followed by circles, x’s, then square, then triangle. First Ted shows us some melodic patterns by moving a diminished 7th chord around on the top 4 strings. Hope you like keeping here. I’ve had lots of students who, in a matter of days, could play things it took me years to get. While he was a sought-after session musician, he derived much of his income from tutoring. [These are some very hip progressions that I think you’ll like. [In this lesson Ted presents several 4-to-1 contrapuntal one-measure phrases in the key of A, and then gives additional substitute “heads” and “tails” to those phrases. * Beyond the Sea, Ted’s 1979 handwritten lead sheet Well, that might take most of us mere mortals several years to do it all! They Can't Take That Away from Me It should be noted that Teds guitar is tuned down 1/2 step on the recording. Ted introduced me to Barb, and my wife and I become fast friends with Barb. That can prove to be invaluable in terms of finding new and creative ways expressing yourself as an arranger or an accompanist. Those of us fortunate enough to have known this gentle and caring man would agree that his kindness and altruistic nature surpassed his musical sensibilities, which were greater than any guitarist I have had the pleasure of hearing play. [These two transcriptions come from the video of Ted playing at the Seashell Restaurant in Tarzana, CA in February of 1993. So keep ‘em comin’! And he jumped up on that stage, with the band wailing and hit just 2 notes, his signature riff. * Progressions Using Power-Bass Triads, BET, Slashers, 1989-1990. Because this is a comping study it would normally go in our “Comping” section – but because it falls into the category of Christmas tunes, we’ve placed it in the “Arrangements” section along with the other Christmas pieces. Ted wrote about this page: This material will help develop more strength, finesse, voice-leading, and fingerboard knowledge, and a few other things. Notation provided combined with Teds grids.