And Items Of InterestThis section will be divided into 3 areas;
Tai Chi, Guitar, and Quirky Idiosyncratic (but often
Profound) Artifacts. Rather than trying to include everything
I could find, I've just chosen some of my personal favorite resources and
Tai Chi links and interesting items
- Master William C.C.
Chen's Website. It took me many years of study to find my teacher. For
me, this is the guy! Includes a biography of Master Chen, info on his
workshops, videos, books, NY classes, students certified to teach
world-wide, and more.
- Lee Scheele's Tai Chi Page.
Lee is an articulate, thoughtful Tai Chi practitioner whose good humor and
intelligent views raise the level of internet communication on Tai
- Ron Perfetti's
Tai Chi Page. Wanna study Tai Chi in PARADISE? Check out Ron on Maui!
His teaching emphasizes health and spiritual development without losing
sight of the martial part.
- Charles Pearce
teaches in Bloomington IN. He's a longtime student of Master Chen, and a
great Tai Chi resource in the midwest!
Guitar links and interesting items
- Dudenbostel Stringed Instruments. Lynn Dudenbostel is building some of the finest acoustic guitars and mandolins in the world. My Dude is certainly the best guitar I've ever owned. Lynn is a great guy and a great luthier. Check him out.
- Nashville Guitar Company. Marty Lanham is one of Lynn's mentors. His workmanship is remarkable. He's built great sounding guitars for David Grier, Roy Curry, Pat Enright, Dan Delancey, and numerous other hot players. Mine's on order right now!!
- Pat Kirtley. Pat won
Winfield in '95, and plays and writes fine instrumentals in the
- Rob Bradley's
FLATPICK-L website has info on joining the FLATPICK-L mailing list,
which is a great collection of good-natured nutcases (myself included) at
all levels of guitar expertise, who enjoy spending their time discussing
the relative merits of various techniques, players, and instruments, and
generally dissing each other in the most friendly way. This site also has a
wealth of info on flatpicking, as well as a TAB archive.
- John McGann is the king of TAB and
music transcription. If you're having trouble figuring out some tune by
Tony Rice or John Coltrane or anyone in between, he's your man. His site
has lots of useful tips, too.
- Alan Demause is a highly
respected NY teacher who has studied with the likes of Jimmy Raney and Jim
Hall. He's written several great instructional books, and his site also has
lots of good tips.
Acoustic Cafe. If you're down south, check these folks out . They have
a homey concert venue that has put on shows with the likes of Norman Blake,
Tony Rice, and John Hartford. Sounds like a great
Quirky Idiosyncratic (but often Profound)
ArtifactsThis area, like this whole links page, is still under
construction. For starters though, try these;
- Archie McPhee, outfitters of
popular culture: Ya gotta see this one to believe it!!
Natalie Goldberg's "Long Quiet Highway", a most
beautiful, spiritual, and life-enhancing memoir.
- Listen to Jay Ansill's CD, "A Lost
World", a gorgeous collection of poems by Robert Graves set to music,
and sung by a who's who of today's acoustic music singers.
Stay tuned for further entries!!
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