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These pages were added when the memorial service was being planned. We were trying to determine how many people would attend. Some people included their remembrances here.

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


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

Mark & Tinie
July 27, 2005 8:54 PM


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


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


Please notify me of any service an/or memorial.
July 27, 2005 11:25 PM


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



I will attend. Thanks - Richard Glasband

July 28, 2005 2:18 AM


Thanks Dan. Please include me as well.

Brad Rabuchin
July 28, 2005 2:55 AM


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


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, such as 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 TEACHER.

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



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


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"

Randall Zacuto
July 28, 2005 7:40 AM


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
July 28, 2005 9:25 AM


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


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


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


Yes, Please notify me of Ted's memorial service.
July 28, 2005 11:42 AM


Thanks for your efforts Dan. I would like to attend a memorial.
July 28, 2005 12:37 PM


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
July 28, 2005 12:59 PM


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


Another two people will be there...

July 28, 2005 2:06 PM


*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


I am interested in attending a memorial.
Mike Fishell

Thank you
July 28, 2005 2:45 PM


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
July 28, 2005 3:00 PM


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


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


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
July 28, 2005 4:43 PM


Please call with the memorial service details when they are available.

Thank you,

Mark Miller
July 28, 2005 4:47 PM


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
July 28, 2005 4:53 PM

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