Tuesday, August 30, 2005

here's a short quicktime i created for the residents of new orleans dealing with hurricane katrina.

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

if you like folk music, listen in sunday evenings (east coast time) to the webcast of Bound For Glory, a radio show by phil shapiro of ithaca, new york. i'm a huge fan of phil shapiro, not just because of his name, but because of his wonderful musical abilities -- and for everything he stands for.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

i really like the quicktime guitar videos at Free Guitar Videos

the guitar videos at Zager Guitar are also very nicely done.

Friday, November 05, 2004

classical gas

classical gas - steps explained

classical gas - performance

Sunday, September 12, 2004

my covers of cat stevens' songs can be heard in realaudio format
on the catstevens.com web site.

the recently released cat stevens dvd, majicat is simply spellbinding. i'm a pretty tough reviewer, and this dvd is clearly in the A+ category.

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

Plaisir d'amour

Monday, June 14, 2004

a beautiful rendition of the classical guitar piece "spanish romance" has been created by terry mcgrail.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Requires QuickTime 6.5.1 (or higher) to view this "lossless audio" (cd quality audio) video clip.

Yellow is the Color (snippet) - Donvan

Requires QuickTime 6.5.1 (or higher) to view this "lossless audio" (cd quality audio) video clip.

I Am a Rock - Paul Simon

It Must Have Been Love (snippet)

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Mingulay Boat Song - traditional Scottish song. 28 megabytes. Lossless audio (cd-quality audio) requires QuickTime 6.5.1 or higher.

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.

phil shapiro