here's a short quicktime i created for the residents of new orleans dealing with hurricane katrina.
a few tips and pointers -- in quicktime format -- for playing folk and folk/rock guitar. phil shapiro, firstname.lastname@example.org lanham, maryland
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Here is a QuickTime video where I explain and show how to play the commonly used major chords on a guitar. The duration of the QuickTime is about 6 minutes. Best viewed with the Firefox web browser. Click on the word QuickTime on the left of the web site to view this video.
And here are the minor chords. If you have a high-speed Internet connection, click on the link MPEG-1 on the left side of the web site. If you have a slower Internet connection, try clicking on any of the smaller file sized versions of the video.
Monday, June 27, 2005
last week i composed a song for my niece, who is turning 7. i blogged about the song over on my main blog on the Digital Divide Network. the blog entry includes a link to a quicktime of the song. the chords in this song are G, C and D. capo 4 (or 5?)
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Friday, November 05, 2004
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Monday, August 30, 2004
bob dylan's dream. (40 megs. mpeg-1 file. best viewed with safari or firefox web browsers.)
the melody of the above song is based on the traditional song "lord franklin." a hauntingly beautiful midi of "lord franklin" was sequenced by barry taylor
another midi rendition of "lord franklin" can be found here.
when midi files are well made, i love listening to them.
Sunday, June 20, 2004
Monday, June 14, 2004
a beautiful rendition of the classical guitar piece "spanish romance" has been created by terry mcgrail.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Monday, April 26, 2004
Kathy's Song (video blooper.) Oops.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Kathy's Song - Paul Simon.
Sunday, April 18, 2004
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley.
When I Need You (chords) - Leo Sayer.
Saturday, March 27, 2004
When the Rain Comes Down - Bob Devlin, 10.3 MB.
Sunday, March 21, 2004
The Wind - Cat Stevens.
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts - Bob Dylan.
Do Lord, Remember Me - Traditional.
Jacob's Ladder - Traditional.
The Only Living Boy in New York - Paul Simon.
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands - Bob Dylan
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
when i first started learning to play guitar 25 years ago my friend betsy hauser showed me the ropes. here are some ropes for folks who might not have a betsy hauser to call on.