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  • Thank you so much for helping people all over the world discover the beauty of Ted’s arrangements. This website has given me and my students so much joy over the years. – Mark Scrivener
  • Enjoy your site very much. I’m retired so I don’t have a lot of discretionary income, but I’m happy to try and contribute something every month. – Bill
  • Learned of you from Tim Lerch and Jamie Findlay. Anxious to learn some fun and interesting tools to continuous improvement. – Larry Hartman
  • I have discovered Ted’s exceptional music just very recently, but I have become so fascinated by it that some way (who knows how?) I got into this site and found a oasis of precious resources regarding Ted’s work and legacy. As an amateur musician and professional luthier, there’s no excuse for me to make an effort to help keep this initiative going on. So there we go. Congratulations and thanks for making this alive. – Ricardo
  • I first encountered Ted through a Lenny Breau documentary. I found myself instantly transfixed by his intense, mystersious yet fundamentally kind energy. I asked my teacher about him and he said “Oh gosh, you don’t know Ted!” And he got out his Chord Chemistry books and showed me how to work through them, and told some anecdotes about him and just about the fundamental respect everyone in the guitar community had for him. I stopped playing for awhile but I quickly found his videos on youtube and this site. I had been frustrated before with dry music theory books that talked about everything in dry mathematical terms. I love the contrast in how Ted always talks about it in human terms, the effect a certain change was meant to have on our emotions, the history of it. My favourite video was the one with Nick Stasinos when he talked about the book he was working on about the history of American harmony (would LOVE to see literally any rough drafts) and was surprised like Nick was when he said that nothing after the 80s was unique harmonically, with the exception of Nirvana. This just shows how open he was at all times and how wide his ears were that he could always appreciate music on it’s fundamental structure regardless of surface level aesthetics. I was incredibly saddened to discover Ted and his absolutely wonderful soul mate Barbara had passed by the time I picked up the guitar again but I remain eternally grateful for how much more beautiful they made this planet while they were here. I cannot thank everyone who has any involvement with this site or archiving his videos on youtube enough for preserving his legacy and helping other musicians to add to theirs. – Grant Rogers
  • Thanks for putting this terrific resource together. – David Kaplowitz
  • Thanks for keeping Ted’s legacy alive. – Dennis Clow
  • Ted’s arrangements and exercises and the vast compendium of knowledge on this website have improved my guitar playing immeasurably. Thank you to the team for making this invaluable resource available! – Sam Pelgrift
  • An unparalleled resource for fingerstyle guitarists, to be able to posthumously “eat” at Ted’s table is well worth preserving. – Glenn
  • I could talk forever about my awe of his abilities – still not sure how he did so much. I spoke to him on the phone once (interrupting a guitar lesson!) and he was so kind and genuine. He must have been a very rare man. – Robert McFee
  • Thank you for providing such a valuable resource. – Steven Schmitt
  • When I saw Ted at Musicians Institute back in 93 he blew my mind. I knew about him but never heard Ted play. The first two chords Ted played created this Dorian harmonic rainbow and those two chords changed my way of thinking, harmonize and playing chords. That evening was a life changer in so many ways to me. I bought all of Ted’s books and I still use them when I practice and teach. – Stefan Rosqvist
  • I am grateful for all for your tremendous efforts in making this, his life’s work, available to us. Ted had a seemingly infinite way of seeing the guitar and hearing harmony. He was (is) truly awe inspiring and remains a constant inspiration. – Dennis Munroe
  • Ted enriched every person who was blessed to know him with his love, his passion and his knowledge. I realize that you all know this so please forgive me for stating the obvious. It is difficult to contemplate that he has been gone for for nearly 14 years already. Thanks to the work that is done here with the website it feels like he is still here with us and still shining the guiding light to help us make the world a better place through beautiful music. With much love and appreciation to Ted, and all who build, maintain, and VISIT this wonderful website! – Carl Acosta
  • I can’t even imagine how much work and dedication you put in to keep the music alive. It’s a huge task due to the amount of material Ted has left behind. I wish the musical community could keep keeping this work alive. I haven’t had a lot of time working on the material, but, just knowing that by contributing a little it can help conserve the work, I try to help. Thank You. – Federico Penserini
  • Although I’ve never met him, Ted was still able to change my life in a very positive way. This would have never happened without this website and all the people who were kind enough to share their digital content. Thanks and keep up the good work! – J. Versluis
  • Like many other players, I bought Chord Chemistry when I was a young player and was immediately overwhelmed by the massive (and incredibly detailed) content. Now some 35 years later I finally seem ready to really dive in. This site has already proven invaluable and I know there is so much more waiting for me to work on for years to come. The “A Session With The Stars” video and handout are tremendous! Thanks so much for helping to spread Ted’s incredible body of playing, teaching and knowledge to inspire generations to come. – Andy Timmons
  • Anyone who wants to master the guitar fingerboard, unlocking its harmonic potential, ought to check out the resources available on this site. Despite what may seem to be a jazz orientation, there’s all kinds of music waiting to be discovered here. Just dig in. – Carl G.
  • I met Ted while playing around at the old Amp Shop in Reseda in the early 1990’s. I didn’t know who he was until after; he was kind and complimentary, which made a great impression. He had a teacher’s heart and attitude. – Richard
  • Thank you for continuing the legacy of Ted Greene! – Jack Majdecki
  • I purchased Chord Chemistry long ago and it is still a cherished resource and prized possession. – Dennis
  • My path to Ted Greene started with Leon White’s “Styles for the Studio” about 40 years ago. More recently, Tim Lerch’s YouTube videos put Ted back on my radar. By the way, where did Ted get those chord grids he used? I love those! – Mark
  • He is my guru, and his teachings continue to guide me every day. – Aylon Samouha
  • Thank you for maintaining the site and continuing to share Ted’s teaching materials. I also like receiving the periodic emails with notifications for new content, forum activity, or a request for support. There are so many things to study on guitar. These emails are little reminders to return to Ted’s teachings. – Steve
  • Thanks for keeping Ted’s legacy intact. He was the master and every little tidbit of information he let out is worth it’s weight in gold for music education. – Leo John
  • A very helpful site. I never knew Ted, but find all of the material you present very unique and useful. – John Girton
  • I have 4 of Ted’s books and have struggled with Jazz Guitar Soloing Vol 1 for xx years!! I sort of memorized most of it and I’m finding the last part the most interesting. The web site is GREAT! It is such a shame Ted is no longer with us and did not record more . – John M.
  • Ted’s music and instruction are inspirational. Thank you. – Dennis Munroe
  • Thank you for maintaining this site, Ted’s work/life/music is a national (global?) treasure. I’ve learned SO much from Ted.. – Rob Allen
  • This site has changed my guitar playing and I am one of Teds biggest fans! He was the modern day version of Bach on the guitar and having his legacy of instructional material readily available is an invaluable asset to the music and guitar community. Thanks for all that you do! – Adam B.
  • There is nobody who spent so much time and energy for transmitting his knowledge and skills about music than Ted Greene, and the fellows who are working on this Ted Green platform. Thank you for helping us improve our guitar playing. . – Jean-Michel Gillot
  • This site is a treasure. – Ric Moliina
  • I’ve spent my whole life playing guitar with Ted on my shoulder. – Keith Richman
  • I met Ted once – early 70s – really nice guy. We kinda had the same girlfriend (haha). She told me I needed to buy his book, Chord Chemistry. I did and after a while I wrote some cool tunes… I’m gonna go find that book! – Tom Lambert
  • Please keep up your excellent and invaluable work in preserving Ted Greene’s work. – Laurie Horsey
  • 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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