Guitar Messages by Tom Cavanagh

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  1. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    WholeNote Forum · 16 Hits · 5/5/2012 11:44 PM
    Great new look Chris!
  2. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Open Forum · 17 Hits · 2/5/2012 1:29 PM
    Hi Rick, I like the audio files you have on your page. How do I post audio files? I see you're using Soundclick. I have some audio saved in Windows Live Movie Maker (used a picture of a guitar and amp for the video requirement). Can I post one ...(more)
  3. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Equipment Forum · 26 Hits · 3/8/2009 11:55 PM
    Michael: A lot of folks getting back into vinyl. I just picked up a USB turntable and burned CDs for some of my guitar students from vinyl versions of John Mayall's 'Bluesbreakers' w/ Clapton, 'Jim Hall Live', and Wes Montgomery's 'Smokin at th...(more)
  4. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Instructional Forum · 22 Hits · 10/28/2008 10:39 PM
    Redmond: I'd recommend checking out Giuliani's '120 Right Hand Studies'. They're 120 arpeggio studies, all moving from one measure of C to one measure of G7, then repeating. It may sound monotonous, but there a ton on of right hand picking patt...(more)
  5. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Announcements Forum · 38 Hits · 11/27/2007 10:36 AM
    Charlie was an incredible teacher. There is a complete musical education in the lessons he published at WN. RIP Charlie.
  6. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Theory Forum · 23 Hits · 5/16/2007 8:45 AM
    Jef: You should also check out This is a site dedicated to Freddie Green, master of the rhythm guitar, who played with Count Basie for many years. The site includes great lessons and transcriptions. Tom
  7. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Theory Forum · 70 Hits · 10/6/2006 2:17 PM
    Steven: In addition to the great sites/lessons mentioned, I highly recommend Arnie Berle's book, 'Chords and Progressions for Jazz & Popular Guitar'. Berle explains how chords relate to each other and how to use them effectively. He moves f...(more)
  8. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 42 Hits · 1/22/2006 6:01 PM
    'Chet Atkins Plays Back Home Hymns', The Beatles 'Abbey Road' and Counting Crows 'August and Everything After'.
  9. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Theory Forum · 53 Hits · 10/18/2005 10:39 AM
    Peter: Learn the melody on the first two strings, an octave higher than written on the sheet music. I usually use chord voicings on the inside strings (5-4-3-2) and the top four (4-3-2-1) when working out an arrangement. It's really important t...(more)
  10. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Artists Forum · 42 Hits · 9/2/2005 3:09 PM
    Actually, the first tune, "Seven Steps To Heaven", would be the title track to the studio album of the same name, not the "Best Of" compilation or the box set. By the way, the box set includes the album version of SSTH with Coleman on sax, as we...(more)
  11. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Artists Forum · 46 Hits · 9/2/2005 2:52 PM
    As Joshua's post points, 'Maiden Voyage' features Miles Davis' early sixties group, with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet in lieu of Miles. If you want to hear that Miles Davis group on CD, I'd highly recommend, 'The Best of Seven Steps: The Complete ...(more)
  12. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Artists Forum · 75 Hits · 8/14/2005 10:58 AM
    Mike: I've been listening to Eric Johnson since Guitar Player mag featured him as an unknown great sometime around 1986, I believe. The two albums of his I have are 'Tones' and 'Ah Via Musicom'. He'e a tremendous player. Tom
  13. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Equipment Forum · 48 Hits · 8/12/2005 1:38 PM
    Mario: I agree with Brandon. The Alesis SR16 is a good value at $150. I've had mine for 12 years, without any problems. Very good sounds and very reliable. Tom
  14. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Equipment Forum · 38 Hits · 8/12/2005 11:25 AM
    My first guitar was a 1964 Gibson Melody Maker. It was a great guitar, which my dad had bought for my oldest brother right after The Beatles first Ed Sullivan appearance. When I started playing in 1976, my brother gave me the Melody Maker and a ...(more)
  15. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Equipment Forum · 50 Hits · 8/9/2005 5:05 PM
    Guitars: Schecter C-1 Exotic Early 80's Tokai Strat Copy (replaced pups and tuners w/ active EMGs and Grovers) Amp: Rivera Pubster 45 Effects: SansAmp TRI-AC Boss DD-6 Digital Delay Boss OC-2 Octave DigiTech DigiVerb Digital Reverb Picks: Fe...(more)
  16. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Artists Forum · 51 Hits · 8/4/2005 1:00 PM
    Joe Pass- any of the 'Virtuoso' CDs Jim Hall - 'Jim Hall Live!' Pat Martino - 'Exit', 'Consciousness' Wes Montgomery - 'Incredible Jazz Guitar', 'Smokin' at the Halfnote' Barney Kessell - 'The Poll Winners' (w/ Ray Brown and Shelly Manne) M...(more)
  17. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Instructional Forum · 35 Hits · 7/29/2005 6:12 PM
    Ayden: The artist, G. Love is from Philly. Here is <a href="">a Philadelphia Inquirer article</a> with some info on the making of the ad. Tom
  18. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Equipment Forum · 47 Hits · 7/5/2005 10:05 AM
    Timothy: Tech 21's SansAmps are analog preamps and sound best when run directly into a recording console, PA or through the effects return of an amp. I have a TRI-AC, which lets you set up three tones in three footswithable channels. I run it t...(more)
  19. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Artists Forum · 39 Hits · 7/1/2005 10:49 AM
    I agree, Bob. A reunion tour is probably too much to hope for, especially if they're doing this primarily for Bob Geldof and the aid/debt relief cause. Tom
  20. Tom Cavanagh (2608)
    Instructional Forum · 42 Hits · 6/22/2005 10:21 AM
    Correct. It's from National Guitar Workshop Press, published by Alfred.