Hi! Welcome to my site. I hope you find something interesting here about music, guitars, food, speech technology, my research in musical acoustics or the meaning of life. Use the navigation links at the top to jump directly to the bits you're interested in, or read on to find out more.
|Guitar tab and chord transcriptions
Transcriptions for various artists including the Beatles, Frank Zappa and Joni Mitchell. Go here to see the list of all my guitar tab and chord files. I have a separate page with all of my Steely Dan guitar tabs.
This section includes my Steely Dan guitar transcriptions, reviews and information about official Steely Dan songbooks and a detailed explanation of the Steely Dan Mu major chord.
Explanations and exercises covering the basic guitar playing techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends and vibrato.
|Joni Mitchell piano transcriptions
Piano transcriptions I've done for some Joni Mitchell songs from the album "Blue". The music is transcribed "as Joni played it" (unlike what most songbooks tend to do).
|Guitar chord dictionary
A very big list of over 42,000 guitar chords, organised by root note and chord type. Possibly the biggest list of guitar chord shapes available on the web!
|Guitar and music theory FAQs
FAQs covering guitar tab notation and chord theory. I also have a reference page that summarises the symbols and theory used to build guitar chords, and another page that lists all keys, major/minor scales and triads.
|PhD thesis on the classical guitar
I did my PhD in Cardiff on The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of the Guitar. I developed a computer model of the classical guitar and was able to synthesise the sound of plucked notes (listen to some of my synthesised guitar sounds). I performed psychoacoustical tests using sounds synthesised from the model to determine which physical properties of the guitar body had the greatest influence on the instrument's tone quality. Follow the link above to read a summary of the work or to download my thesis.
My research on the psychoacoustics of brass instruments
I previously worked at Edinburgh University doing research on the tone quality of brass instruments, and how this is influenced by the properties of the mouthpiece used. Follow the link above to find out more.
|List of my scientific publications
A list of my publications in the area of acoustics of musical instruments.
Choose from the above or just sit there and ponder the deeper meaning of life.
Last updated: April 2020
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