Chord Chemistry and Modern Chord Progressions
... while I was still in high school. Both hugely influential on my growth. Once I was in college I picked up these two tomes...
Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing Volume One and Volume Two
... both deep and thorough treatises into single line phraseology. Not quite as influential on me, but still important.
And I bought his record "Solo Guitar".
Flash forward to 1983, and I'm jamming with some friends. One of the other guitarists told me he was taking lessons from Ted Greene. "The Ted Greene?" I asked and indeed it was the same TG that authored my now dogeared and well-worn books aforementioned. He told me he was taking lessons from him for $15 an hour. Really? I was charging $10 and hour myself. I should take lessons from him I said. I didn't.
Flash forward another ten years. Another friend was studying with him. Still only $15 a lesson. I should take some lessons. And again I didn't. So many great players studied with him. What skills and knowledge would I have attained had I shelled out a couple hundred bucks for some tutelage.
Well, now, post-mortum I can study with Ted a little through YouTube's amazing Ted Greene Archives` are an amazing collection of guitar lessons filmed by former students. Here's an example of one such lesson...