That’s what brought you here, right? You were out there questing for more gems that will help you make sense of your six-string, and lo, you arrived somehow someway at String Love Guitar.
And I’m happy to have you here.
Ted Greene was a renowned guitar master and author of the incredible Chord Chemistry as well as several other highly recommended guitar resources. Definitely check his books out if you are looking for in-depth, incredibly insightful approaches to understanding how the guitar works, how chords on the guitar work and how you can utilize different chord forms to maximize the impact of your music.
Who Was Ted Greene?
From everything I’ve read, it seems that Ted Greene was a modern guitar god who opted for a humble, simple and almost monastic life spent pursuing the heights of guitar excellence and passing on his wisdom to his students.
Through stories on his website and elsewhere, a picture emerges of Ted Greene as an absolutely monster guitar talent who simultaneously mastered the fine art of teaching music to students.
He lived his passions fully, and his books and single solo CD are the results we have to savor in the wake of his passing back in 2005 at the age of 58.
Take a Look at a Guitar Genius
Ted Greene’s comprehensive knowledge and understanding of guitar mechanics is legendary.
Check out this video of Ted improvising Autumn Leaves back in 1993:
Even if jazz isn’t your cup of tea, I hope you can appreciate the magnificent abilities displayed by Mr. Greene in that quick informal showcase.
One of the Internet’s Best Guitar Resources
In order for Mr. Greene to pull off what he does in the above video, he had to have an absolutely comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how the guitar fretboard works.
And even a cursory examination of Chord Chemistry will reveal that yes, indeed, Ted Greene had an encyclopedia mastery of how the notes on the guitar fretboard relate to all the other notes on the fretboard.
Ted Greene is inarguably one of the greatest private guitar teachers of the past century.
So what if I told you that, by some stroke of incredible kindness, a huge array of his own hand-printed lesson sheets is now available for you to explore and decipher for free?
An Embarrassment of Riches
Within TedGreene.com, you’ll find Ted Greene’s online lesson archive.
The archive contains several different sections–from Fundamentals to Chord Studies, Blues/Jazz to Harmony.
There is a wealth of material here. Thousands upon thousands of possible hours of study and improvement just awaiting you if you’re courageous enough to enter.
Now, if you aren’t a jazz guitarist or someone at least interested in expanding your musical horizons, the archive of Ted Greene lessons may not appeal to you as much.
Unless you’re interested in delving deeply into the ins and outs of the guitar neck and taking large strides through intense effort to master the mechanics of the fretboard, this selection of online guitar lessons from Ted Greene may not actually appeal to you.
But for you guitar players who love to geek out over ingenius approaches to the six-string, TedGreene.com is perhaps the single greatest resource on the web.
I’ve personally profited from spending plenty of time exploring the different arrangements of famous jazz standards Ted Greene penned out for his students.
His unique method of illustrating chords and melody lines at the same time has been hugely influential on my relationship to guitar notation.
…I Guess You Guys Aren’t Ready For That Yet…
If you look around TedGreene.com and don’t really see what all my fuss is about, then perhaps you’re simply not ready for Ted Greene’s approach…yet. But if you keep pushing forward on the guitar stretching the limits of your abilities, you will eventually be primed and ready for a foray deep into the lessons and pedagogy of one of the greatest guitar teachers who ever lived.
The Ted Greene online guitar lesson archive is a treasure trove of guitar knowledge just waiting for you to explore it.
Check it out–and if you could use some help deciphering how best to apply Ted’s teachings in your own playing, consider a skype guitar lesson from yours truly!