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(ISBN: 978-0-9836782-3-6)

Strumming is a basic musical technical that many guitarists struggle with. No more: "Just keep playing till you get it!" explanations. Strumzz is the fun and easy way to learn how to strum a guitar or any strummed instrument. Simple to understand explanations of Beat Cycles, Strumming Patterns (should you memorize them or not), Feeling the Beat and Syncopation. Also, an extensive Play-Along section in 4/4 and 3/4 time. Looking for a way to develop rock-solid rhythm? This is it! $9.95

Capture the Night Book/CD

(ISBN: 978-0-9836782-0-5)

Capture the Night Book/CD This book/CD set contain the tablature, notation and audio tracks for all the songs from Capture the Night plus "Ode to Joy" and "Away in a Manger" Track List: Capture the Night

1. We Three Kings
2. Angels We Have Heard On High
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. Jingle Bells/Good King Wenceslas
6. Tinsel
7. Joy to the World
8. Deck the Halls
9. What Child is This?
10. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
11. Silent Night
12. Ode to Joy
13. Away in a Manger

Capture the Night CD

Capture the Night - Compact Disc

This is by far my most popular CD. For years, I resisted recording a Christmas CD - "too much Christmas music, too commercial, too much blah, blah blah," But my beloved wife persisted with her good idea. (more) Every year since its release December is my busiest gigging month and I get lots of e-mails and comments about how much people enjoy listening to these arrangements. Track listing: We Three Kings, Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen , Jingle Bells/Good King Wenceslas, Tinsel, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, What Child is This?, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Silent Night.


Capture the Night - John Morgan

Happy Children - Happy Day  -  Compact Disc

Where does it begin, this fascination with music? Is it the singing of an expectant mom before the child is born? Is it in the rhythm of her heart and breath as baby waits for birthday one? Wherever it begins, we humans are quite the musical creatures. Singing, humming, tapping out rhythms, making joyful sounds without even noticing. The positive impact of good music on young children is undeniable. In this collection of classic childhood tunes Noelle and John have capture the essence of fifteen of the most beloved children's melodies. The simple combination of voice and guitar allows the melody to shine in a way that's easy for children...and adults, to enjoy and sing along with. Here's to a Happy Day for you and the children in your life!
1. Good Morning
2. Itsy Bitsy Spider
3. Do You Know the Muffin Man
4. Hush Little Baby
5. Old MacDonald
6. Jack and Jill
7. If You're Happy (and You Know it)
8. This Old Man
9. Mary Had a Little Lamb
10. The More We Get Together
11. The Wheels on the Bus
12. Merrily We Roll Along
13. The Farmer in the Dell
14. I Like the Flowers
15. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Happy Children - Happy Day - Noelle and John

The Journey - Places Real and Imagined, CD

The Journey - Places Real and Imagined is a group of instrumental songs written primarily around the theme of growing up in a small river town on the Ohio River during the 1960's. Watching clouds forming fantasies, siblings, canoeing, swimming, the human parade - it's all there.
1. The Journey
2. Castle of Clouds
3. Three Children
4. Streams of Mercy Showers of Blessing
5. Thursday Afternoon
6. House by the River
7. Power of a Dream
8. Diamonds in the Snow
9. The Squirrel with Red Eyes
10. Meeting at Endor
11. The Long Walk Home
12. Syme


The Journey - Places Real and Imagined - John Morgan

Stories - Compact Disc

Stories - Tales told in wood, wind and steel - The acoustic guitar is joined by bass, percussion flute and voice to bring life to the journey. Finding tickets to the circus, unexpected meetings, healing, awakening, prayer and joy flow, step by step into the dream.
1. Stories
2. Tickets to the Circus
3. The Unexpected Stranger
4. The Well of Healing
5. Awakenings
6. Winterprayer
7. By the Well of Joy
8. What Words Won't Say
9. Toward Montana
10. At times Alone
11. The Luminescent Shoes
12. Small Steps
13. Descending to the Dream
14. Further On


Stories - John Morgan and Friends

Motionography - Compact Disc

What is the sound of Motionography?

What is the sound of one guitar playing, fingers dancing, sounds splashing, sonic canvas, air art, here–gone, wooden heart made flesh, steel strings spring to life?

What is the sound of one guitar laughing, of joy bouncing, strengthening, calling, inviting to the dance?

What is the sound of one guitar moving, across the star field accompanied by dancers, singers, swimmers, writing rhythm, resonating life?

What is the sounding of one guitar?  Motionography
1. First Flight
2. The Return
3. Dancing Daughter
4. Benjo
5. One Step Closer to Cool
6. Moonrise
7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
8. Dance of the Stars
9. Season and Change
10. The Dancer
11. There and Back Again
12. The Swimmer
13. Soaring   


Motionography - John Morgan

Foundations for Great Guitar Playing - Book with 2 CDs


Here is a summary of this book:  A vibrating string produces overtones.  Those overtones imply the notes of a scale.  The notes of a scale can be combined into chords.  Chords can be combined into chord progressions.  Chord progressions incorporate, and harmonize with, the notes of the scale.

You now have two choices:  Take that bit of information and try to figure out what it means, which can only be done by embarking on a long and lonely quest over land and sea, searching the ends of the earth for answers to the mystery of how a vibrating string contains and reveals the conundrum of the guitar fretboard.  Or, you can buy this book and unravel the mystery in the comfort of your own living room.

"Foundations for Great Guitar Playing" is a connect-the-dots kind of book.  In my years as a student and instructor of the guitar, I have benefited from many wonderful instructional books.  However, I have often found myself with significant knowledge gaps — isolated bits of information with no clear understanding of how one thing ties to another.  It is my hope that this book will enable you to draw the lines that will reveal the musical pictures hiding on your fretboard.

Who can benefit from this book?  Anyone — men and women, boys and girls, groups or individuals — anyone who wants to gain a solid understanding of the guitar and how this belovedly, quirky instrument works.  Whether you're a raw rookie or you've been plunkin' around for a few years, I expect you will find some helpful information here.  This is the stuff that I wish someone had explained to me when I first started playing.

Each of the eight chapters is an introduction to a foundational aspect of guitar playing.  Yes, there is a little music theory involved but nothing too painful — just enough to let you know what to expect when you meet the real thing.  Consider this a first look at applying basic musical concepts to the fretboard — a kind of handshake and introductory conversation. A great foundation for your musical journey.


Foundations for Great Guitar

Foundations for Great Guitar Playing - DVD

The Foundations for Great Guitar Playing DVD contains all the information in the Foundations for Great Guitar Playing book/CD plus an in-depth section on strumming and rhythm (available separately as STRUMZZ - DVD) This series of intimate video lessons comes straight from John's home studio. A clear and friendly explanation of the basics of music theory along with a few interesting "rabbit trails" (the kind of rabbit trails that should be part of any personal music lesson). There is a visit to John's pick collection (Why does a fingerstyle player collect picks...it's cheaper than collecting guitars!) and recommendations for some enjoyable guitar reads and resources. A wonderful explanation of the fretboard and guitar culture.