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Hello Visitor! This new and mobile-friendly edition of puts simplicity and ease-of-use above fancy graphics. I created and continue to maintain this site myself and I invite you to take a look around. I am busier than ever writing, coding, shooting videos, playing my guitar and hanging out in my studio. So please check back often for new stuff.

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This site is entirely free and always will be (except, naturally, items for sale in the Store). Browse around at will. If you find something interesting, please let me know, and please also tell your friends!

Some people ask why I do this. Simple. I was born to learn, explain, create and share. I love especially getting into music and programming subjects and then finding others with the same interests. The internet is everybody’s stage, of course. What’s here are some of my little contributions to the play.

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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!

About This Site

Below are overviews of the pages in this site. View any of these pages by selecting its name in the menu bar (Top of Document). Get back to this page from most anywhere by clicking Home.


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

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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 (which I am using to help publish these words). 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


Visit this page to 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


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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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