The Guitar Explained:
The Guitar Explained is my newest venture...a guitar-centric instruction manual that will be take even a raw beginner
and train you to become an excellent, theory-knowledgeable musician capable of deciphering the title of any chord whatsoever, of knowing the language of music and communicating with other musicians on paper or verbally. Having won four EMMY awards for PBS as well as having played/recorded and produced for legendary jazz-fusion guitarist and composer Larry Coryell and many others, you should be able to guess that I know what I am doing...and after many years and thousands of students, I know how to teach through a manual such as this. Loaded with new ideas, new theory, charts, graphs and original artwork by yours truly and at the price of a one-hour lesson, you can't afford NOT to try out either the book version (40 pages, 8.5 x 11" format, 100lb paper stock, saddle-stitched for long years of use) or the CD-ROM, which has the entire book in .pdf format (low-resolution printing only) with 26 original music tracks that entertain as well as illustrate how the theory was utilized. http://www.TheGuitarExplained.com
Former Buffalo NY employee of Moog Music and assembler of
about 600 Minis, EMMY award winning composer, pretty good artist and pretty fair guitar slinger.
First, for my artwork: http://www.artofpencil.com
Second: here's some stuff people say about me:
>"Many praises have gone to Eddie Kramer for recording Jimi (Hendrix) "back in the day". I'd like to shower similar kudos to (sic) Paul Santa Maria for his great ear for recording a guitar; he has a knack to make a guitar sound strong and fat. Paul turned out to be "my Eddie Kramer!"
- Larry Coryell, liner notes from "Voodoo Crossing" (2003)
>"You record a guitar as good as Rudy Van Gelder, fat, and he's the best there is at getting a good jazz sound"
- Larry Coryell, after listening to "Our Love Is Here To Stay"
>"There's notes on your guitar that aren't on mine."
-Billy Van Riper, guitarist (friend of Johnny Smith, and many more jazz stars.) (2004)
These are tunes I recorded (1985 - 2004) on my 1968 dual-pickup rare Gibson Johnny Smith. (It has the sweetest tone EVER and I bought it at age 19 for $400.00.) "Inseparable" is my ex singing (beautiful voice) her tune that I arranged and played 90% of. Coryell solos on left...check out the middle 12, which is me on 3 dub tracks of Johnny and my 1976 MusicMan Stingray bass.
NOTE: There 32 Tracks on this CD! Coryell is only on 3 of them, but "Solea" (the 3:32 intro to "Pascual Lives") was written for me so it's unavailable anywhere else in the world! No shyte. (Inspired by the "Pascual" main body and "inseparable" from it.)
Also, for all things Pauly-related including my art on JackBruce.com, check out the links list at the bottom left of the page. (Scrrrrroooooooooollllll Down!) New links: Ch. 2 Miami, home of KidVision and the multi-Emmy award winning team that produces spots for Kids utilizing my original instrumental music for 14 years to date! That means I am a multiple Emmy winner as well, [tho' on TV, the spot or show gets the Emmy, so the team is the winner as opposed to Oscar or Grammy.] Who cares? I did it!!!
NOTE: In the excellent review given to me by Scot Andrews
(http://www.allaboutjazz.com), he mentions that "the CD was mastered from old cassette tapes" and said that "the slight hiss did not detract from the overall sound..." I just want you to know that he reviewed a copy that was burned many moons ago (I swear to God I do not know to this day how he got it in the first place) and that I have completely digitally remastered ALL 32 songs from the source tapes.
(Besides, ANYONE knows tape sounds better for almost anything, especially jazz.)
Pauly (Musician, Artist, Tutor) Melbourne, FL.