Category Archives: Random Topics

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The Beginning

The first time I gave a guitar lesson was on Monday, October 13, 1975. My student’s name was Catherine. She was 13 years old. Catherine’s Mom was a classroom teacher at the elementary school where I was the brand new, … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads To Another

That’s me. I’m standing in the middle of Jones Street, just off of West 4th Street, in Greenwich Village, the borough of Manhattan, in the city of New York. The picture was taken by my son on a magical Saturday … Continue reading

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This Historic Day: The March On Washington

Today is the 56th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people peacefully gathered in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Three Guitars

This summer, the featured exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire is titled Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar. Medieval to Metal is a traveling exhibit curated and produced by the National GUITAR … Continue reading

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The Ballad of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Verse 1 The melody came first. Published in Paris, in 1761. It was titled “Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman.” (“Oh! Shall I Tell You, Mummy”) from a collection called Les Amusements dune Heure et Demy.  Verse 2 Then the words. From a … Continue reading

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The Ticonderoga & The New Orleans Hop Scop Blues

The Shelburne Museum is located at 6000 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont. Spread across the 45 acres of the museum’s grounds are 39 buildings housing a world-renowned collection of art and Americana numbering over 100,000 items. There are also 22 … Continue reading

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Boogie Woogie: A twohundredandthirtystr story

Boogie – (from: Merriam-Webster.com) verb: 1) to dance to Rock music, also: revel, party. 2) to move quickly. noun: 1) boogie-woogie. 2) earthy and strongly rhythmic rock music conducive to dancing. Boogie Woogie – (from: Harvard Dictionary of Music) Originally, a … Continue reading

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No. 9

Another birthday, another telling of the tale… sixstr stories was born on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Somerville, Massachusetts. I was visiting my daughter and casually mentioned to her that I was thinking of starting a blog. (At the time, … Continue reading

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Something New

Jim Adams hosts a weekly song lyric challenge on his blog, A Unique Title For Me. It’s called “Song Lyric Sunday” and the prompt for today is: Harmony/Melody/Music. I’ve never responded to Jim’s challenge before but that prompt… well, it … Continue reading

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To The Museum, Once Again

This is my third post about the guitars on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The first – A Trip To The Museum – went up on March 13, 2014. It features three very old guitars … Continue reading

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