Tuesday, July 26, 2005

People Interested In Attending Memorial


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted Greene was loved by many people throughout his life. No funeral or
memorial has been set yet, but this is sure to happen in the future.
Please post your contact information here if you are interested in

Posting anonymously does not require you to setting up an account.


~Dan Sawyer

July 26, 2005 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dan,
My family and I - total of 4
-Leon White

July 27, 2005 5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,

My wife and I will be attending.

Jim Hinds

July 27, 2005 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please ad me and a friend to the memorial list. Loni Specter

July 27, 2005 9:01 AM  
Blogger Michael DeTemple said...

The kindest of souls
The truest of hearts
Most gentle of thought

July 27, 2005 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,
Long time student and friend, please tell me about services and ANYTHING I might help with.My heart is very sad for loss of a great musician and important spirit.-Lenny Coltun

July 27, 2005 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,
I'll want to attend.
Eddie Arkin

July 27, 2005 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

2 of us will be coming to the service.

Diana Visco

July 27, 2005 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,
I would like to attend the memorial service.
Brian Green bgreen@usc.edu

July 27, 2005 10:37 AM  
Blogger Anthony Wilson said...

I will definitely attend. Please send info as it is available. Thanks Dan.
--Anthony Wilson

July 27, 2005 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Jack Majdecki said...

Hi Dan. Thanks for taking the time to put this tribute page up. I knew Ted thought well of you.
I've known Ted since the late 70s and He is the biggest influence on how I treat music and even other people. I'm absolutely stunned as I'm sure everyone else is. My wife and I would like to attend the memorial.
Jack Majdecki

July 27, 2005 11:11 AM  
Blogger John Hammond Jr. said...

I am crushed by this loss. Please add me + 1 to the list for the memorial. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

July 27, 2005 11:29 AM  
Anonymous frank nazarian said...

Hi Dan,
Thank you for the tribute page.
I will attend. Frank Nazarian.

July 27, 2005 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan; Yes, I do want to attend any memorial and/or service if I can. I was always felt honored to be able to say "Ted Greene is my teacher", although I never felt worthy of the association. I know I never will. I had not seen him since my last lesson on October 22 of 2003, and for that, I am truly sorry. Now, I can only reference "The Master" through his books, my memory, and my own saved lesson tapes. -Dan Hughart

July 27, 2005 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan -

It was a shock to read about Ted Greene's passing. Kind with his words, generous with his knowledge and awesome with his talent. He will be missed.

Please let me know about memorial services and celebrations of his life and music.

Victor Lindenheim

July 27, 2005 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Jason D. Kuhar said...

I lived for years in the same building that Ted lived and taught. When he had a spare moment we would talk about all genres of music. What I loved most about him was his genuine kindness. I would like to attend along with a friend who also knew Ted well. I will miss him greatly. God bless Ted and his family

July 27, 2005 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for all of this...

William and I will both be in attendance.


July 27, 2005 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi- It's Tony Ward, I was a student of Ted Greene's. I would like to attend the memorial service. My contact info is as follows: jennandanthony@adelphia.net

July 27, 2005 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted, my world and the world in general is a poorer place without you.
Dennis Belt

July 27, 2005 3:10 PM  
Blogger Stefurak said...

Hi Dan,
Thanks for posting this site. I would like to attend the memorial service with one friend. I am a student of Ted's, and a fan of his musicianship and humanity. The world is diminished by his passing.

Patrick Stefurak

July 27, 2005 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Jason D. Kuhar said...

I would like to attend along with a friend who also knew Ted well.
contact me at: jason_kuhar@yahoo.com
work# 818-534-9209
home# 818-994-1788

July 27, 2005 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny humored, memorable laugh, overly humble(!), carefully balanced (double Libra!)...never said white without saying black... damn musical! Dear, sweet Ted...I'll miss you on this planet my friend...Cathy Segal-Garcia
Yes I will definitely attend. 818-368-8839

July 27, 2005 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No words can express the sense of loss. Thanks for your work on this I know how much Ted meant to you.
I wish to attend the memorial.
Tony Galla

July 27, 2005 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will definitely attend any memorial for Ted Greene: my teacher and friend; a brilliant and gentle soul, a kind soul, a good hearted and generous soul,
a soul with a depth of knowledge and message worth listening to; a kindred spirit; a soul who reached out to all; a soul who if you came into his presence you must consider yourself blessed and fortunate; we who knew him are amongst the Lucky Ones...........Ted, I will miss you terribly........may God Bless and Keep you always.........Douglas G

July 27, 2005 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so dispirited as I realize that I will not be able to see Ted or hear him play again. I am also one of the many that he casually loaned a vintage guitar to so I could check it out.
Ted not only affected me as a musician, he also influenced me in my job as a public school. I am certain that all of you will believe me when I state that any time I became impatient, either with a student's behavior or their ability to learn, I was always able to find guidance by asking, "What would Ted do?"
Thanks, Ted, for everything.

Mike Fishell

July 27, 2005 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let me know.

Dave Antonio

July 27, 2005 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Rick Cuilty said...

Hi Dan,

I thank you for coordinating this site. I am absolutely willing to help out in putting the memorial together, if you or Ted's family need help. Jon Kurnick will give you my number. Ted has been a close and dear friend for over 25 years. I can't tell you how bad this hurts my heart. But I know he wouldn't like that... please add me to the list with one person. Thank you,

Rick Cuilty
Ted may God hold you and I hope you are already jammin' with Wes, Emily, Lenny, George and so many more...

July 27, 2005 6:42 PM  
Blogger b3l5tele said...

Please notify me of the date and time of the memorial service.

July 27, 2005 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Ted passed, a huge hole opened up in the world of guitar and music that will never be filled again. I loved the man as my brother. He single handedly rejuvenated my career and my love of guitar. We will all miss him. Please let me know of any services or memorials I would be so honored to attend.
Steve Hunter

July 27, 2005 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted, I can't believe you are gone home - too soon for me. Thank you for all you gave to me: your wisdom, patience, kindness, and generous spirit. You will always hold a special place in my heart - a true teacher, a true friend. Sing with the Angels.
Love, Maggie G.

P.S. Please, let me know about the memorial. I'm at musicforbeginners@sbcglobal.net

July 27, 2005 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was beautiful soul and will be
missed deeply. Please count us in
for the memorial service.
Thanks Mark & Tinie

July 27, 2005 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we Loved Ted very much and need to attend, give love to Barb, family and friends and celebrate a beautiful soul, the world won't be the same without him
bryan and barbara dunlap

July 27, 2005 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Fren Asken said...

What a loss to the world. I had lessons with him, saw him play at my friends wedding, and have been an admirer of his since "Solo Guitar". My heart weeps. A truly generous and humble man. Please let me know when the memorial is.

Fren Asken

July 27, 2005 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please notify me of any service an/or memorial. dan@danhughart.com

July 27, 2005 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was a gentle giant.
I will miss him.
Please let me know of any funeral and/or memorial.

July 28, 2005 1:12 AM  
Anonymous Richard Glasband said...


I will attend. Thanks - Richard Glasband


July 28, 2005 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Brad Rabuchin said...

Thanks Dan. Please include me as well.
Brad Rabuchin

July 28, 2005 2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,

I would like to attend the memorial with my family - 4 total. I am crushed by the loss of my mentor and friend.

Paul Karpinski

July 28, 2005 3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Greatest Guitar Salute The World Has Ever Seen:

When a President dies he is given a 21 gun salute. When a King or when Royalty dies they do something worthy of royalty for them.

As We have just lost a most Royal Individual I am wondering if we, Ted's students can create something special for him, something the world has never seen.
I am thinking that there are possibly 100-200 guitarists that will attend his service or his memorial. We should all bring a
guitar and at some point we can all play a very simple song that could be played together, in unison, suchas Amazing Grace. We do not need to plug in the amps.
The sheer numbers of us alone will carry the sound. We can create the largest guitar ensemble ever on this planet as a tribute to Ted and when we are finished playing we can each cut a string off our
guitars and lay it by his side as a symbol of our everlasting love for our most devoted and wonderful

If any of you players think this is appropriate, please post a response here. If someone who is organizing his services reads this please post your thoughts on this.

Doug Grossman/info@spannrecords.com

July 28, 2005 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was a student of his for the past 10 years, and had a lesson booked for this friday. Please inform me when services will be held. I'm still in disbelief.


July 28, 2005 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Randall Zacuto said...

Ted will always remain my dearest love. He brought me up and out of my self absorbed, self pitying nightmare and came to my bedside in intensive care to share the light with me in 1969. We had one of those relationships that is eternal, etherial and deep. Playing with Ted was the greatest experience I could have as a guitar player, and I will always think of those days when we would sit around "chicken pickin"

July 28, 2005 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really a terrible tragedy. I loved Ted and was a stduent of his since 1985. He changed my life in so many ways it is hard to remember them all. I will always admire and remember him for his positive attitude and inspiration. Life will never be the same without Ted and he will always live in my memory as long as I am alive. Please let me know when the memorial will be held.

With Love and sadness,

Mark Seigle... 323-913-1556.

July 28, 2005 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was my first teacher who understood that music was a magic we all could do. It was inspiring for a brilliant master like himself to say something like that to a a 16 year-old boy (20 years ago!).

Please notify me of any service/memorial.

Jonathan Grossman

July 28, 2005 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Del Casher said...

Ted Greene was a very humble giant.

His contributions to the world of music has made us all better, not only musicians but as human beings.

We all owe a lot to you Ted.
Del Casher

July 28, 2005 10:47 AM  
Blogger Steven Rosenberg said...

It was just a year ago that I saw Ted play the Sunday brunch at Spazio. I couldn't believe that I was seeing and hearing the man whose LP I had saved for so many years and whose books had been such an inspiration.

I just posted the review I did of that performance for Just Jazz Guitar magazine at this blog:

Jazz Guitar Journey

please tell me about the memorial

July 28, 2005 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Dan Sindel said...

Yes, Please notify me of Ted's memorial service.

July 28, 2005 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your efforts Dan. I would like to attend a memorial.

July 28, 2005 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so terribly sorry and shocked to hear about Ted's sudden passing.
We knew each other for over thirty years. He was an inspiration as a teacher and player. He showed me the perfect chord for a certain note in one of my own compositions.
Please let me know about when there will be a gathering of friends for Ted.
Barry Zweig bzguitar@pacbell.net

July 28, 2005 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was a model human soul, completely selfless and good. I love and miss him. we will be there

July 28, 2005 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another two people will be there...

July 28, 2005 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Please note: if you've posted anonomously, you will need to include an email address or phone number to be contacted. Thanks ~Dan Sawyer

July 28, 2005 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am interested in attending a memorial.
Mike Fishell

Thank you

July 28, 2005 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derek Dickson

I have known Ted since 1967 and have always considered him the most amazing
Guitarist, the kindest man and one of the most honorable men it has ever been my privilege to meet.

Linda(Greene) Please call me if you have see this message. There are a number of people I am in contact with that are willing to offer any type of help.

Derek Dickson
(818) 882-7877
(818) 652-6441

July 28, 2005 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was such a kind, giving soul. He has been an inspiration to me as a musician, teacher and human being.

He was the best of the best. I will miss him.

Please let me know about any memorial....

Matt Price


July 28, 2005 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my phone info as well.


Thanks again,
Matt Price

July 28, 2005 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In life we look and search for our true love. Ted was our only true friend. God Bless You Friend. We will miss you.

Linda and I will attend the memorial service.

Dale and Linda Zdenek

July 28, 2005 3:56 PM  
Blogger ted labash said...

i,ve studied with ted 30 years and have lost my mentor i,m heartbroken
please contact me of any memorials or sevices
god keep this gentle and talented soul

ted labash 818-882-1365

July 28, 2005 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My tele is 818-759-3356...Please
call with the memorial service details when they are available.
Thank you,
Mark Miller

July 28, 2005 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world is a poorer place for the loss of Ted Greene. I am devestated. It will be a long time before an assembly of great guitarists can match the knowledge and mastery of one Ted Greene sitting alone in his room. Please inform me of any way I can honor the passing of Ted Greene
Jeff Laine
323 969 1521

July 28, 2005 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let me know about the memorial. Thanks to you who are responsible for this site.
Tony Mandracchia
818 231 3108

July 28, 2005 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we were young I met and jammed with Ted on many occasions.
He loved to improvise in counterpoint and harmony, which was something we shared.
Always a gentle and respectful friend, I envied his home life and the appreciation his family all showed toward his obvious genius.
Three weeks ago we shook hands and laughed a little together and I was amazed at the strength he had mantained in his exquisitely facile right hand.
Music incarnate, and a heart of pure gold, I will miss him a lot.
Jimmy Smith

July 28, 2005 5:09 PM  
Blogger Ricky Katz said...

Danny, please let me know of any memorial. Count me in and at least 4 others.

July 28, 2005 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry Dan, I didn't completely get it at first.
Please let me know when people are getting together.
jimmy smith

July 28, 2005 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a beautiful and generous spirit he was. certainly one of the greatest musical minds I've ever been witness to. I think of him every time I pick up the guitar.

I'd like to attend any gathering that is planned.

Bob Rice
Culver City, CA.


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July 28, 2005 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,
I studied with Ted for nearly 20 years and I am still in shock over his passing. Ted took me on many a musical adventure. Please let me know about where/when services will be held.
Allan Humphrey

July 28, 2005 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let me know about any memorial.

Thank you- Gabriel


818 429-1927

July 28, 2005 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no words. My wife and I would like to attend and if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

Louis Hoffman


July 28, 2005 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,
Please add me and a guest to the list. Thanks.
-Marcus McMillan

July 28, 2005 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcus McMillan agian. Forgot to leave my number. It's (714) 267-4156

July 28, 2005 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Don Butler said...

Ted was a true genius and the most humble and genuine guy around. Having been a fan of his since 1971, his input was always valuable & important to me. He wrote in my original $4.00 copy of "Chord Chemistry" (that I bought when it came out) "Don, You sound great....Mayall-Clapton lives...Best Wishes, Ted"
Well Ted, thanks for all the inspirations and kindness! A person like you is in short supply and you certainly gave more than you got!
I hope there's a Memorial get together so we can all share our stories and feelings about Ted!!

July 28, 2005 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Don Butler said...

BTW, my number is: 661.259.4544 Please call with any info on a Memorial for Ted. I'd be honoured to be there!

July 28, 2005 8:36 PM  
Blogger Anthony Wilson said...

Anthony Wilson

please email me at info@anthonywilsonmusic.com

Thanks, Dan! I'll be there!

July 28, 2005 8:47 PM  
Anonymous jamie kime said...

2 of us will be attending. Please advise as details become available. Thank you.

-jamie kime

July 28, 2005 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so lucky to have known Ted. Peoplle like him only come along once every few hundred years.
Please let me know about any memorial, I will definitely attend.
Mark Goldenberg

July 28, 2005 11:06 PM  
Blogger David Phillips said...

I would like to attend the memorial.Please let me know.

David Phillips

July 28, 2005 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Carol and I absolutely want to be there...more than anything,I was most impressed by Teds' love for music...he could probably have played any instrument he focused on...that he chose the guitar was a delite to anyone who loves the sound of a guitar...Stevie Gurr...steviegurr@yahoo.com...(818)769-1854

July 28, 2005 11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let Paula and myself know of any information at all about our dear, dear Ted. Thanks,Max Himmelstein.

July 29, 2005 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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July 29, 2005 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please include me in the celebration of Ted's beautiful but all to short life.
He was the sweetest, most giving human being I ever met. We both grew up in the same part of Westchester County New York. Lessons would almost have flashbacks about local guitar legend Link Chamberlind of the Orchids and Blue Eyed Soul singer from White Plains Billy Vera. His harmonic prowess was as tall as Everest and his patience was as deep as the ocean. I love you Ted! Thanks you everything!!

Bob Schuster
(818) 706-6375

July 29, 2005 12:26 AM  
Blogger corky james said...

I would love to attend. Thank you.
Corky James

July 29, 2005 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I studied off and on (mostly off) with Ted since I was twenty. I am the least of his students but that I am ekeing out a living playing solo guitar is all due to Ted. He was a marvelously complex and brilliant man, as kind as he was intelligent, as musically gifted as he was disciplined and diligent. He set the bar high - let's all at least attempt to strain to those heights! Please include me at the memorial. I'm a minister if you need help with service details or arrangements.-Bob Sobo

July 29, 2005 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,

Haven't talked to you since the Gefen SFX days, sorry this has to be the way we make contact again. I will come, either just me or possibly plus one, please send me times and location. I never studied with Ted but of course had "Chord Chemistry" and his solo guitar LP, and solo guitar was always a passion of mine. I think the guy who posted the 100 guitar salute idea is a great one, and I'd be totally up for that - my teachers are definitely the reason for the way I play now and in the future. I let all the MI teachers I used to teach with know about this, I'm sure there'll be a great turn-out! - Doug Perkins, Woodland Hills, CA
jazzbug@earthlink.net or 818-631-7771 (cell)

July 29, 2005 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Carmen Grillo said...

My wife and I would like to attend Ted's memorial sevice. Please keep us informed.

Thank you
Carmen Grillo

July 29, 2005 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was a student of Ted's and like so many others, was deeply touched by his kindness, intelligence and what I can only describe as magic. I would like to attend the memorial. Please add me to the list. Thanks.

Rich Lasner

July 29, 2005 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I do want to attend Ted's funeral
or memorial(s).

Steve Brodie

July 29, 2005 8:25 AM  
Anonymous sid jacobs said...

We all miss him. He was the personification of the truth that music is a spiritual path. Even beyond his amazing musical talent, his humility and generosity touched anyone who came in contact with him. Students, if they couldn't make a lesson, were asked to send in a substitute. For him, there is no substitute.
Such a unique treasure, its hard to imagine how a Ted could exist in the world, and now its hard to imagine a world without him.

July 29, 2005 8:34 AM  
Anonymous rickcuilty@sbcglobal.net said...

Hi Dan,

This is a follow=up as i'm not sure you weere provided with my email address.



July 29, 2005 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan, I am deeply saddened by the news of Ted's passing. I have been a student of his since the 70s. He has had a profound influence on my music and life. Over the past four years Ted has proof read many of my transcriptions for publication and more recently his songs from Solo Guitar. My only regret is that I didn't use more of that time to document his own music. Ted was one of a kind and I will miss him dearly. My heart goes out to Barbara and Ted's family. Thanks for the beautiful webpage! Please count on my attendance with a friend. Nick Stasinos (818) 590-9913, stazzmusic@hotmail.com

July 29, 2005 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your help in organizing this memorial for a true gentle giant of the guitar. I would like to attend.
Larry Koonse

July 29, 2005 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well played
Well respected
Well loved
Well done

July 29, 2005 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this website!
The sense of loss is profound.
I am a different player and a different person because of this beautiful brilliant soul. I would like to attend any service and would be happy to help in any way I can.
Troy Dexter email Troyism@aol.com

July 29, 2005 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please contact me with details of Ted's memorial service.

David Petrie

July 29, 2005 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan, If I can help with the memorial service in ANY WAY (setting up chairs, picking up trash, transportation, ect.) PLEASE do not hesitate to call me
Dennis Belt
(805) 653-5955

July 29, 2005 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(818) 992-0745
I just keep comming back to this site over and over to read the newest comments. My eyes fill with tears every time.

July 29, 2005 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Mark Kramer said...

Although I won't be able to make it down from the Seattle area, my heart will be there.

The contents of Ted's apartment should be donated to the library of congress or even better a university. A team of folks would be needed to go through and compile the life works of Ted Greene. There must be 1000s of pages - all gems.

Mark Kramer


July 29, 2005 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leon White

Dan - just the for the record my email address is


I'd love to hear from anyone.


July 29, 2005 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello and thank you Dan,
I would like to attend with my wife. my e-mail is

We'll miss you Ted.

Greg Herzenach

July 29, 2005 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my e-mail address didn't come through, it's bobsobo106@msn.com. By the way Dan, thanks so much for the uke CD. I could hear a little Ted influence on some of it! - Bob Sobo

July 29, 2005 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dan, please let me know when and where the memorial will be held; I live in Tokyo but may be able to fly over, Ted was and still is one of my greatest inspirers. thanks, cliff woolley cliffedge@earthlink.net

July 29, 2005 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Joey Brasler said...

Dan - Please let me know when and where.


Joey Brasler
818 996-4777

July 29, 2005 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No words can describe the loss of a human being like Ted. Please contact me if there is a memorial. I would be honored to participate in any way needed.
Jackie (818) 888-1286.

July 29, 2005 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any help is needed to go through some of Ted's things in his apt. I donate myself. I saw it there a few weeks ago, and know what I am voluntering to do. I live around a mile from there.(818)469-7546
Steve Brodie

July 29, 2005 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan, please include me on the memorial list. It would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

-Stephen Stahl

July 29, 2005 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my email address as well.


Thanks - Ted was truly an inspiration to all. I felt honored to know him.

July 29, 2005 4:19 PM  
Anonymous JasonD Kuhar said...

I'd be glad to help at his apt. also, I used to live there and my mother still does. There's lots there that needs to be cared for. Let me know if you need me for anything.

Jason D. Kuhar

July 29, 2005 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was the single biggest inspiration in my young life. He shared everything he knew so graciously, and with such compassion and understanding for individuals. I miss him so much. Please let me know of any information for the memorial, plus I would gladly offer my help in any area, thanks for the site dan. Cade Carradine cadecarradine@hotmail.com 310 -913-0060

July 29, 2005 5:01 PM  
Anonymous cryhal@aol.com said...

Bob Holt, Carla Ryhal and our daughter Kennedy Holt would be honored be able to attend. We would also be happy to help with the service in any way, no matter how menial. We appreciate your keeping us informed. Thank you, Dan & Adam, for the website. BobHoltGuitars@aol.com
His wife/secretary/lawyer @ 805/302-8428

July 29, 2005 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loni -- I keep coming back to see the new postings several times a day, too. Bob's trying to keep a stiff upper lip, but I'm blubbering like a baby. Wish I could hug you. Will see -- unfortunately -- soon at the service. Love, Carla

July 29, 2005 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I left my phone number earlier but forgot my email.


Paul Karpinski

July 29, 2005 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One friend said there is a hole in the world now and I feel it deeply.
We would like to come to any memorial and can help if needed.

July 29, 2005 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for informing us of this tragic loss. Please let me know when the memorial will be. I will miss Ted very much!
AJ Barish

July 29, 2005 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting this together.
Please let me know about the memorial when you can.

Bob Rissman


July 29, 2005 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took many lessons with Ted over the years, starting in the late 70's (Dale' guitars). My last was in november of '04. The music community, not just the guitar community, has lost a giant. I would love to attend the memorial. Ken Lasaine - klasaine@juno.com

July 29, 2005 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan, you know you have my help in any way that you wish to utilize me. I will post later more of my feelings about Ted but I am still very shook up.
Call me whenever you need me. (818) 994-9906 and the e-mail is guitarmaniax@webtv.net . (BTW the site looks pretty good on the TV screen.)
With profound sadness and the utmost respect from Peter Huggins

July 30, 2005 12:01 AM  
Blogger charlie jung said...

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July 30, 2005 2:12 AM  
Blogger charlie jung said...

I am a student of Ted.
He was very imporant for my music
I have to attend the mamorail..

July 30, 2005 2:25 AM  
Anonymous frank nazarian. said...

Dan, I apologize as I forgot to include my e-mail. here it is : 1frankn@cox.net

July 30, 2005 2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

Keith Lynch will attend.

July 30, 2005 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Adam and yourself are doing a great service to the memory of Ted Greene. We should all aspire to receive the outpouring of love and friendship at the end of our journey as Ted is being shown here. "To have friends you must be one."

If I can be permitted to daydream here,I would love to see a creation of The Ted Greene Library from his amazing collection of books and music that dominated his apartment. Can you imagine the treasures there?

Please contact me for the memorial service.

Pat Ciliberto

July 30, 2005 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

sorry, forgot to leave my e-mail
keith lynch will be coming, need to know when and where:

July 30, 2005 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading these tributes to Ted, I find myself saying under my breath, “yeah, me too, I second that.” I, too, viewed him as a friend, and a resource, a mentor, and a great inspiration. I imagine many of us expected to be able to see Ted play somewhere 20 years from now. Too bad. The touching tributes here have moved me greatly, and have helped to ease the sadness I feel. To be associated with him made you proud to be a guitar player. To hear and watch him play was to be inspired, moved and awed by the unbelievable combination of artistry, technique, musicality, soulfulness, and sensitivity. To visit with him was a joy. Please let me know about the memorial. John David [spam forces me to say please remove the XX to contact] montrsmuXX@pair.com

July 30, 2005 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had my first lessons with Ted in 1978 and he's been a part of my playing and thoughts ever since. Please let me know if I can help with the memorial in any way.

George Alexander

July 30, 2005 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,
I really want to be there

July 30, 2005 10:59 AM  
Blogger sam Friedman said...

Ted was one of the most special human being I know..

A true genius with the most gentle of hearts. I will miss him greatly.

I will be attending.

Sam Friedman

July 30, 2005 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot my e-mail

July 30, 2005 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot my e-mail

July 30, 2005 11:01 AM  
Blogger matt israel said...

ill attend +1. this is a terrible loss.
im devastated by this loss of a friend, mentor & all around genius.

July 30, 2005 11:45 AM  
Blogger matt israel said...

ill attend +1. this is a terrible loss.
im devastated by this loss of a friend, mentor & all around genius.

July 30, 2005 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan
Thank you for getting this blog going.

I was worried that people eager to be supportive would have no way to contact family members and friends.

I would like to see a Ted Greene foundation created that supports the education of guitarists who lack the means or opportunity to pursue their guitar studies.

There seems to be a number of off-hand recordings of Ted that could be compiled and released, with part of the proceeds going to support this foundation. There are undoubtedly many pages of teaching materials that could also be compiled into a number of books.

Please add me + 1 to the people wishing to participate in Ted's Memorial.

Derek Dickson
(818) 652-6441

PS Dan - Please call or email me if possible.
I have known Ted since 1966 and have recently been taking lessons with him again.

July 30, 2005 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted Greene, gone too soon
Ted Greene is gone. I can't believe it.

Ted was probably the kindest and most prolific person I've ever known. Even though I haven't been able to keep in constant contact, I've always felt he was one of my best life long friends. He is responsible for the majority of whatever musical abilities I have and had a major effect on my life for the better. He did more for furthering guitar harmony than anyone I know of. When I sat with Ted, he always inspired me, always made me feel I could accomplish anything on the instrument that I desired. That's what made him one of the greatest teachers of all time.

The planet is, and will always be a better place for his visit.

Good Bye my friend, I will miss you,

"Chips" Dana Hoover

July 30, 2005 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to attend Ted's memorial.

Mark Micklich

July 30, 2005 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Dan. I'd really like to pay my respects to an old friend and truely great musician. Jack Conrad jaconrad@pacbell.net

July 30, 2005 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I'll be there - just tell me where and when. I never took formal lessons from Ted apart from studying his books,but I used to run into him down at Chris' Guitars down on Lankershim Blvd and we've sat on the floor playing together a few times.He once complimented me on my right hand technique and at that point I felt I had been blessed by the Pope to "go forth and play the guitar". Rest easy Ted. My recording studio is also available for any work regarding the compiling,editing,restoration,etc of any future Ted Greene music releases.
Michael Johnstone tcassalc@comcast.net

July 31, 2005 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Dick said...

Please let me know when it will be.

July 31, 2005 11:45 AM  
Blogger Bill Hochberg said...

i'd like to attend the memorial. this is a major loss. thank the gods, i had a chance to study with him, not just music but life.

July 31, 2005 11:48 AM  
Blogger Bill Hochberg said...

i'd like to attend the memorial. thank the gods i had a chance to study with him and learn many things about music and life. great loss.

July 31, 2005 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

All of us grew up with Ted.We would like to know when the memorial will be.

July 31, 2005 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dan & Adam, Thank you so much for this beautiful and inspiring website. I wish to attend the memorial. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I miss Ted and and am so sad. Barbara's friend, Lori (818)908-8003 lorimarkart@cs.com

July 31, 2005 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,

Please let me know the details of the memorial as well...I am one of many who was profoundly influenced by this kind, brilliant and talented soul. Thank you so much for doing this.

Mark Thornbury

July 31, 2005 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted was a quiet, kind, gentle soul and enormous talent on an endless mission to teach the guitar he loved. The world needs more like him.

Dan -- Thanks for caring and for posting this tribute page. Please let me know when the memorial will be. I will be there if at all possible.

Harvey Rubens
(818) 783-2584

July 31, 2005 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to attend the memorial.
Joey Backenstoe

July 31, 2005 6:24 PM  
Blogger Aylon said...

I am so warmed to see this outpouring of thoughts about Ted. Like all of you, I loved this man as a teacher and a friend. He was a legend in is own time but wanted no fame. My favorite quote from Ted when I asked him why he only charged $20-$25 per lesson: "Well, you know, I want to meet as many people as I can!" A true zen master...

I will fly from Chicago for a memorial service. My info:

(973) 727-5541

July 31, 2005 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,
Ted...what a kind, generous and loving genius. Please include me in this last goodbye to such a wonderful man.
thanx my brotha,
ricky z.

July 31, 2005 7:40 PM  
Blogger jay morran said...

Please let me know so I can be there


thank you
jay morran

July 31, 2005 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you for this site.

I am so saddened by Ted's passing. A beautiful spirit, who invented a music with that same beauty.

I miss him.

Please count me in on the memorial.

-dean parks-

July 31, 2005 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The time I spent with Ted not only impacted how I looked at guitar, but how I heard music regardless of style, genre, era, and complexity. His humbleness amazed me. I feel lucky to have known him. Please keep me informed and add me to the memorial list of attendees.

Thank you,

James Santiago

July 31, 2005 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is so much I would like to say but frankly, I am numb. For two years one day a week I visited with Ted. During that time I fell in love with his spirit and intellect. Afterward we spoke regularly and there was no indication that his health was failing. Ted, I think of you every day. Eternal Peace, my brother.

August 01, 2005 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Barry Mitchell said...

Ted was an amazing human being-
I am so grateful that i got the chance
to study with Ted.

A true gentlemen, a dedicated
musician and teacher. Ted's death is a huge loss but his spirit will
live on in all of us who were lucky enough to be touched by him...

Thanks for inspiring me Ted,

August 01, 2005 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe he's gone. It's crushing to lose a man of such love and compassion. He was such an inspiration, being able to effortlessly perform miracles on guitar while telling stories of the Beatles or Wes. Ted was way more than a teacher or a musician, He IS a light in the lives of all who encountered him. His undertanding, humor, humility, and compassion for those around him was as much an influence on me as his guitar playing.

We will miss you, Ted.

My condolences to all of Ted's family and friends.

I would appreciate any info on the memorial service,

Thanks, Carl Acosta


August 01, 2005 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please let me know about the funeral arrangements.

-bruce henkin

August 01, 2005 12:33 PM  
Anonymous George Van Wagner said...

As one of the many who feels blessed at having had the opportunity to study (even just a little bit) with Ted, please add me to the list of those wishing to attend the memorial.

George Van Wagner

August 01, 2005 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep me informed of any memorial services. Ted was a long time teacher and a good friend........and a very wise and loving soul. We are all at a great loss to lose such a compassionate and wise man. He taught much more than music.....
Miles Joseph

August 01, 2005 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myself and another friend - total of 2.

We are both students of Ted and will miss him and his amazing talent and skills. Please keep us posted.

-Wayne Ahlberg

August 01, 2005 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Bob Barry said...

Ted was like the candle that did not burn long, but ever so bright. He illuminated the minds of countless musicians young, and old, and like all great History, he will be remembered. Bob Barry

August 01, 2005 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan and Adam,

Please add me to the list for the memorial. If possible I will bring Hale and Gabe too. Thanks for putting up this site and let me know if I can help in any way.

Tim Torrance ttmusic@pacbell.net

August 01, 2005 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Robin Pitigliano said...

Dan and Adam,
You're wonderful.
I would like to join you all in celebration of Ted's life.

August 01, 2005 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Jody Fisher said...

Please let me know when the the memorial will be.

Jody Fisher

August 01, 2005 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted's passionate approach to music and teaching was a crucial element in determining my life's path.

Please let me know when and where the memorial will be. I will attend with two others.

Peter Butterfield

August 02, 2005 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Kris Kowal said...

Dear Dan,

Please let me know when and where Ted's memorial will be. I'd like to attend (one person).

Kris Kowal

August 02, 2005 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan. This is a terrible loss! No guitarist growing up in the SFV in the late '60s was unaffected by Ted, his inspiring genius, and sage-like demeanor. I first saw him play at Chatsworth High School with a band called The Nomads (c. 1967-8. He was playing a black Les Paul. I introduced him to Don Troiano in 1969-70 and they became friends. Ted's first words to Don were, "You've been listening to Lenny Breau." Although I had not spoken to Ted in some time, I will always be grateful for having known him. -- Bill Andersen

August 02, 2005 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I've never taken lessons from this man, I did enjoy his professionalism, and the students of his that I learned from. I will always appreciate his talent, the books written, and remember that trading cards and baseball were necessary to gain his interest and trust.

Please let me know when arrangements have been made. Jerry Faigin jerry@jsfmusic.com

August 02, 2005 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Preliminary Announcement! <<<

Here is the preliminary announcement of the memorial for Ted Greene. It will be held on August 14, 1PM to 5PM at the Beverly Garland Hotel.

Please look for the more complete details which should be up by this evening on this website. (DS)

August 02, 2005 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Charlie Hall said...

Thankyou Dan,

I would like to attend. Ted was a friend of 30 years. I am in shock. He will be missed and remembered as the wonderful kind person he was.

Charlie Hall

August 02, 2005 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for organizing this site. I live in Kentucky now, but hope to make it for the service. I have studied with Ted for many years, both when I lived in L.A. and since then via mail. My world will never quite feel the same, and I will cherish the memories of sitting in his living room and witnessing his brilliance. My deepest sympathy to his family.
David Crites

August 02, 2005 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to attend any upcoming service. I was a student of Ted's and a great admirer of his music and his kindness.

Brent Canter

August 02, 2005 8:11 PM  
Anonymous Earnest Park said...

I would like to attend. My name is Earnest and I am a student of his. Please send me information.


August 03, 2005 12:28 AM  
Blogger Gary Mandell said...

Dan, I would like to attend.
Thank you, Gary Mandell

August 03, 2005 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dan. Thanks for putting this together. I will definitely be attending.
Tom Fernandes

August 03, 2005 4:48 AM  
Anonymous erickeyes said...

Please notify me of the time and place of the memorial as I would like to attend.

Much Love,

Eric Keyes

August 03, 2005 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The band in heaven just got a whole lot better.

Dan, I'll be there for certain. Thanks for putting this site together. Ted was worth this and so much more. How fortunate we were to know him.

Adam Smith

August 03, 2005 6:00 PM  
Anonymous PAUL POLITI said...


August 03, 2005 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*** All information about the memorial on August 14th is now posted on the main page of this site. It is not neccesary anymore to leave your contact information here. ***

Please continue to leave your comments in the "Memories of Ted" section. Thanks to all! (Dan Sawyer)

August 04, 2005 10:11 AM  

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