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Mike Murphy


I am a guitarist, bassist, composer, teacher and writer living in Saint Louis Missouri. I have a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelors degree in English/Communications from St Marys University in Winona Minnesota where I also studied classical guitar and jazz improvisation. I have been learning and teaching guitar for over 30 years.

I'm excited to be a part of the wholenote community and look forward to sharing and learning along with the great musicians on this site.

Just Finished My Book!

I just recently finished writing an eBook that is now published and available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It's all about getting started and maintaining growth as a player and teacher. You can get more info here:

Buy at Barnes & Noble

Buy at Amazon

You can get a free sample at either site if you wish for your PC, Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, or any other crazy device you might be using these days!

Musical Influences

  • Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe,
  • Steve Hackett, Eddie Van Halen
  • Jimmmy Page, Jimi Hendrix

Favorite Recordings

  • Seconds Out - Genesis
  • Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
  • 2112 - Rush