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for Mac:11kHz greeting(90K) 5.5kHz greeting(48K)
for PC:11kHz greeting(90K) 5.5kHz greeting(48K)

 

New!!
Beginning Guitar Chords with Images
Quicktime movie of Travis picking lesson
Professor Stoneears talks politics
Javascript Guitar Diagram
Beginning Strumming exercises
Essential Scales
Seventh Chords and Inversions
Chord Diagrams
Tuning the Guitar
Online Music Fundamentals textbook

This site, features guitar and music related stuff. Currently the open attractions are "GuitarSeminar", (an online guitar lesson service courtesy OpenMind publishing), "In Concert" and "EartrainingLand", a series of short online eartraining tests.



Note from park attendants at Guitarland:
The sound files at GuitarLand are 8 bit samples in aiff (Mac) and wav (PC) formats with sample rates of 22kHz, 11kHz and 5.5kHz. The size of the file is also given, the larger the number, the longer it will take to download. These files can be played using QuickTime's MoviePlayer or other audio helpers such as SoundApp. (note from Mike: "The 11kHz sample sounds just about as good as the 22kHz sample when played through the tiny speaker in my Powerbook 5300. I made a suggestion that they not post any 22kHz files until they learn more about compression. BTW, the 5.5kHz version is noticably worse than the 11kHz." -- GuitarLand park attend. response: "duh!") We at GuitarLand suggest that you NOT use the 22kHz samples unless you have a fast connection and speakers good enough to hear the difference.

Note from park attendants at GuitarLand:

NeverMind, we took Mike's suggestion and removed all the 22kHz files. In order to speed things up we are currently experimenting with MIDI files as an alternate sound reference, all of the sound files at EartrainingLand are MIDI files.
We hope you enjoy your visit to GuitarLand.




GuitarSeminar

 

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On Line
Guitar
Lessons

The three guitar lessons presented at GuitarSeminar are an experiment in online music education courtesy of OpenMind Publishing. Please E-mail us if you have comments regarding these pages (No, we're not asking for any money!!), OpenMind owns all copyrights to these documents. Do not remove the copyright notices on any OpenMind document ... blah blah blaa.... ... if you enjoy these lessons tell your friends, tell us!!, We can even take the criticism and suggestions on how could they be improved, etc. We're particularly interested in how long it takes to load the sound files in various systems. Is this really viable or just a novelty.? If you do give us some feedback (please do) include info regarding your modem baud rate and other relevant stuff. Use Mike Sult's E-mail, he knows us personally, Thanks.



In Concert at GuitarLand


On Classical guitar, Mike Sult performs Canarios by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)

This version of a popular Spanish dance form was originally published in Sanz's Instruccion de Musica Sobre la Guitarra Espanola, which hit the streets in 1674. Of particular interest are the 6/8 vs. 3/4 cross rhythms that are sprinkled throughout the composition.

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Professor Stoneears thrills you with Music Theory

Professor Stoneears talks politics

alert!! alert!!

From: GuitarLand park rangers:

The professor has send himself into a catatonic state talking about how the Beatle song "Because" uses that old Beethoven trick of treating the Augmented 6 chord as a dominant seventh then modulating to a key a half step above the original tonality. It still sounds great after all these years. "I wonder if John Lennon was aware he was using a classical/romantic era harmonic treatment." he wondered to himself casting him deeper and deeper into irrelevant Rock/Classical comparisons. "Yeah, I think Mars, (the bringer of War) by Holst is the first heavy metal composition", his eyes glaze over... Hopefully we can wake him in time for the Music theory party!!

EartrainingLand

The following 'Gimme the Quiz' button takes you to a short eartraining quiz. In order to hear the quiz you must have a midi plug-in or helper of some kind (quicktime, MIDPLUG, Crescendo etc.) If you do not currently have one, you can use the links below to get a copy.

If you already have a midi player, please try out one of the Eartraining quizzes.

EartrainingLand Testing Area

The following table tells you which tests are currently available. Use the menu next to the 'Gimme the Quiz' button to select the test.

ETQuiz1 Melodic Intervals - ascending
ETQuiz2 Melodic Intervals - descending
ETQuiz3 Harmonic Intervals
ETQuiz4 Scale Recognition
ETQuiz5 Triads
ETQuiz6 Harmonic Cadences
ETQuiz7 Harmonic Progressions
ETQuiz8 Seventh Chords

After selecting a test from the menu. Click on 'Gimme the Quiz'.



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