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Your Comments

We’ve been collecting comments from contributors in recent months and below, as promised, we’re publishing those for which we have received appropriate permission. Enjoy and maybe we’ll publish one of yours?

  • Ted lives on in the way you are collecting and organizing his lessons and life’s work here! Most of it is still beyond me, but I keep coming back. He gently challenges us all to grow and continue to learn. Thank you for making Ted’s legacy available for new generations of players to discover anew. – Tim Charlesworth
  • Every experience with everything Ted Greene as well as with tedgreene.com has been fabulous. What can someone say about the knowledge as well as the effort you guys are putting into letting us have access to all this wonderful information. It’s incredible! – Keith Shapiro
  • Thanks a lot for keeping the memory of Ted Greene alive. I wouldn’t had have heard of him – if some beautiful people wouldn’t had spent time and effort to make these nice sheets and the webpage and the forum. – Detlef
  • Hi, great arrangements but my fingers are not as long as Ted’s so have to modify chords somewhat. Keep up the good work. – John
  • I’ve been aware of the abilities Mr. Greene had as a teacher, musician and guitarist for a while. Although I’m just now looking onto the material and discovering the website, it seems to me that these are the things you learn from a brilliant mind that choose the path of music, as opposed to medical research or other kinds of mathematical study. I’m so glad that I stumbled on to more information about the website as I’ve been meaning to dive into “Chord Chemistry” for a few years now. Thank you for keeping this goldmine of information available to the fortunate few who recognize its value.  -Todd Rinlee
  • Very much appreciate your keeping his memory and music alive! – Lawrence Serafini
  • Important work done! – Rune Olofsson
  • Thanks for everything you guys do! – Tim Riehle
  • As a former student of Ted’s, I can say that TedGreene.com continues the incredible legacy and gift that Ted left us with.  His wonderful approach of teaching us how to play music. Music that always touches the soul with beauty and meaning. It is through his teaching that I am able to find faith, hope, light, joy, and peace.  Thanks Ted for teaching me to fish and thanks TedGreene.com in preserving his legacy. – Mark Levy
  • Hi! I’m a 1984 NTSU graduate with a degree in jazz performance on guitar! Every student I knew had Chord Chemistry and Single Note Soloing! I’m very thankful for this website and the least I can do is to help out a little! Thank you for what you are doing. – Michael Fioretti
  • Keep the great work, guys! Ted’s legacy is just something that needed to be shared with the world.
  • Thanks so much! Greetings from France. – Alain Nguyen
  • Thank you guys for continuing to update and maintain this truly indispensable online resource for the Guitar. Ted’s teachings and concepts have changed my music and my life and I’m infinitely grateful for your hard work in keeping it available for the public! – Justin Purtill
  • I Studied with Ted from 1987 to1992.  It was a mind blowing experience watching Ted solve chord melody problems with arrangements I was working on. – David
  • I’ve been learning from Ted Greene since the east 80’s. Brilliant. – Tom
  • I still miss Ted and Barbara all the time. I greatly appreciate the work you are doing to make this material available to the incredibly lucky folks who happen to chance upon the site and benefit from the fruits of Ted’s lifetime study and commitment to clarity of communication, music, art and beauty. I will continue to send support whenever I can! Best Wishes Always.John C. McCain
  • Many good memories of my lessons with Ted, first in Dale’s guitar shop in Canoga Park and then later at Ted’s apartment in Encino. When I play I can hear him talking to me. – Allan Ides
  • Ted has so much to teach us. Discovering Ted has been like opening a door into a new world. His calm and gentle personality and absolute dedication to the art of the guitar is inspiring. – Geoff
  • Thanks for all your hard work! In Idaho it’s pretty tuff to learn any Jazz! Horses and cows yes, but not any Ted here. Thank you again!! – Dirk Edwards
  • He once told me “You don’t have enough lifetimes to be thoroughly proficient on the guitar….so you should probably play what you love and forget the rest.” – Kevin
  • Ted’s books and information on this site have been a major influence on my music and journey as a guitarist and musician. – Eric
  • Ted is the master!  A genius and inspiration to all who have been blessed to have found him.  Thank you for all that you do to keep the dream alive! – Jerry Eyden
  • Ted Greene was a Great teacher and a good Player especially for his mastering on chords and Harmony. Thanks for everything. – Werderer
  • As a long time Ted Greene’s books reader and online student, I’m glad to give my contribution to what I believe is a giant step in modern music studies. – Laurent Pradeau
  • Incredible guitar learning resource. I bought Ted’s Chord Chemistry back in 1978. – Russell Lusk
  • Thank you to everyone involved in this great project! Such an amazing mind and spirit. I have found a lot of inspiration in these lessons, and hope you guys keep it up! – Andrew
  • Still have my (well worn) original copy of Modern Chord Progressions Vol. 1 and a vinyl album of Ted’s, and I’m still learning from his amazing talents and gifts. Thank you for all that you’re doing with the website and Ted’s legacy! – Scott Shelly
  • Thanks for all your work throughout the years. This website has been a great source of information from one of the greatest guitarists around. – Bruno
  • I was first introduced to “Chord Chemistry” in 1978, when I began working at a local music store. Felt like an Iron Age engineer who had been shown the plans for a Quantum Computer. One of the teachers brought a recording to the store and I became a Repairman. I am SO glad this site exists. I would still donate a reproductive organ to take apart the Tele on the cover of that book. Thank you SO very much! – Dennis
  • Thank you so much for maintaining and updating all of this content, keeping Ted’s legacy alive, and gently reminding us about donations. When I was a teenager I bought Chord Chemistry upon seeing it in a shop—the title spoke to me and seemed like what I was after. As it turned out, I was over my head, drowning in chords and information way beyond me but I felt that I could see new possibilities, I could see how little I knew and how much there was to learn. I put the book down for a few years, periodically opening it to a random page now and then but not making much real progress.  Fast forward to my mid-20s (I’m 29 years old now) and I find myself watching Ted on YouTube, not yet realizing this was the man that wrote the book. My jaw was on the floor for days, I felt like I had discovered the true god of guitar, beauty, authenticity, and music altogether. Since that time I have seen every video of Ted on YouTube multiple times over, spent countless hours poring over the material on this website, and telling every serious musician I know about who he was. By the time I really discovered Ted, he had already passed on but I am SO glad that you all have maintained this incredible archive. It is pure treasure. Thank you! – Max Konyi
  • I get a lot of enjoyment through learning material from Ted’s books and the Ted Greene website. Please keep these valuable lessons available not just for those of us who are familiar with Ted Greene but for the countless future guitar players who will benefit from the discovery of his work. Thank you for the good work that you do. – Greg Carducci
  • Thanks for all this wonderful content! – Paul Di Lorenzo
  • There’s so much on this site that’s useful. I’m constantly amazed at the breadth of the content! – Jay Cunningham
  • Thank you for continuing this legacy of great information. – Lesley Henry III
  • I’m very grateful to you for all your hard work. Ted’s beautiful approach to music continues to inspire me, and the lessons and transcripts you make available help me to understand the techniques he evolved to bring his ideas to expression. – Paul Martin
  • It takes love, dedication, devotion, patience to do what has been achieved to keep Ted’s legacy alive. I want to thank everyone who has contributed, participated or given any insight, material, stories into the vast legacy Ted has left us all. My most profound wishes for the holiday season and the New Year. I will not say “nice job”, it’s not a job, and only the true ones will know and understand what it is. Thanks a million. – Federico
  • Thanks for all of your efforts sharing the great wealth of knowledge that Ted left us. – Andy Brown
  • Thank you for what you do with this site. Ted has been a hero of mine for over 20 years ever since my guitar teacher gave me a now well-worn copy of Chord Chemistry. I really appreciate you keeping his legacy alive and the continued efforts to provide even more value to the community you’ve created in his honor. – Brian Hull
  • My friend was so inspired by Ted that he has generously shared his time and knowledge with me — keeping alive the “Ted Effect” — that though I never knew Ted, I feel indebted to him. – Liese
  • So much info I could spend a few lifetimes learning! Thanks for sharing Ted’s Amazing knowledge! – Mike
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