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Hello Visitor! I am hard at work writing, coding, shooting videos, playing my guitar and hanging out in my studio. Guitar players, programmers, music lovers — please check back often for new stuff!

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Check out my new Blog! — Yes, I know, there are only a few articles so far, but as Lord Nelson Hemingway once said, "I’ve only just begun to write!" (In the Blog I mean.) More articles are coming — Promise!

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A few words about me: Biography

Music for the Soul

It’s been over 50 years since I first picked up the guitar, and since then I’ve learned a lot of cool new tricks, but I’ve also gained a humble respect for tradition. Sometimes, the old ways outclass those of our digital age, and although there may be an app for it, I often prefer to jot down chord shapes and music on printed forms and score paper. This section collects all of the forms I use regularly — I designed them all — in PDF files that you are free to download, use, and share. Soon, in this section you’ll also find songs in printed form with tablature for guitarists, backing tracks, and audio clips: Music

Programming for the Mind

GNU C++ for Linux Cover

My other main interest — computer programming. Here be zip-file downloads of listings that accompany some of my books on C and C++ and other programming languages. More recently, I’ve been getting into scripting languages such as LilyPond and AsciiDoc. Check back here for more on those topics soon (teaser: some Javascript coming up too!): Programming

Blog Jam — ! ! ! NEW ! ! !

Every writer needs a blog, right? Finally I have one too, although I’m definitely late climbing onto the blogging bandwagon. I’ve composed only a few articles so far, but I have many more in the works on music, recording, and programming, some with companion videos: Blog


Watch my music and how-to videos from my YouTube channel. And, heaven help me, The Ugly Ducklings have been in the studio! Catch the performances here: Videos


1802 Book Cover

Items for sale. There’s only one product for now — a facsimile of my very first book. To my customers past, present, and future: THANK YOU for helping me to keep this site going and for your support! Store

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Tom Swan <tom-at-tomswan-dot-com>

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