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Summer Greetings,

For me, the bittersweet month of July possesses memories of Ted that engender my most profound happiness (our fortuitous first meeting on the 9th, which we commemorated with a celebration), and my most profound sadness  – the loss of Ted on the 23rd.

Now five yeas will have come to pass since that ill-fated day. I felt it an appropriate time to offer a special remembrance:


September 26, 1946 – July 23, 2005

“A modest credo of mine is: Music is about how it makes us feel, while we’re in it and later when we’re remembering it.  And more important for some, music is about the effects of this, on us, on our lives… and those of others.  There are a million and one things to think about here, if one is so inclined.” Ted Greene



My dearest Ted

Always in my heart, my love forever.



In mid-June we chose to share something incredible with everyone:

A Ted Greene “Special Recording Session” circa 1977. For those of you who have not discovered this phenomenal collection, the information can be found on the Home page.

New video: Alas, we have exhausted our reserve of lesson videos graciously submitted by Steve Herberman, Brian Totten and Nick Stasinos.  However, Dan Sindel will begin posting Ted’s Music Seminar videos.  This will be done in several segments over the course of the next few months.

This July I chose a very poignant song, Time After Time, written by Sammy Cahn and Jules Styne in 1947.  Frank Sinatra introduced it in the 1947 movie It Happened in Brooklyn. Ted played this sentimental favorite so tenderly it brought tears of rapture to both of us.

Lesson Material:

Jazz/Blues: The ever-popular Jazz Turnarounds – pgs. 4, 5 & 6


1. Minor Chords and Astronomy (Ted’s clever presentation of minor chord construction and relationships)

2. Using 3 Note Triads and 7th Chords in Short Phrases

3. Triad Exercises in Minor – Broken Chords

Tunes: Chord Melody – Time After Time

From the Students: – Time After Time compilation by Paul Vachon

Sleepwalk compilation by Paul Vachon

At this most significant point in time, I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone for their efforts in helping to perpetuate Ted Greene’s legacy.  May it extend forever beyond the reaches of time sending forth a beacon of musical light and beauty as a gentle guide for all those who wish to find this path.

Wishing you inspiration and joy, Barbara Franklin

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