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Sound Beach NY 11789
In Progress Author, Practical Chord Theory for Guitarists (Hal Leonard) 300pp. with audio CD
2010 Author and performer, Play Mandolin Today! Instructional DVD (Hal Leonard)
2009 Author, Play Mandolin Today! (Hal Leonard) 48 pp. with CD audio
2006 Author, Play Guitar By Ear: An Innovative Guide to Listening and Learning (Hal Leonard) 102pp. with CD audio
2000-2007 Associate Editor for GuitarOne Magazine
Initiated and coordinated monthly columns including “Basic Training,” “Acoustic Café” and “Axe Doctor,” technical “how-to” articles, instructional features, product reviews (including audio demos), performance notes for music transcriptions, and answers to readers’ questions.
Freelance contributor to the “Guitarville” feature in Korg’s online newsletter
1996-2000 Contributing editor and columnist for Guitar World, Maximum Guitar, Guitar Shop, GuitarOne and Guitar magazines. Freelance contributor to the Guitar Center catalog and www.Guitar.com.
1990-1998 Contributing editor and columnist for The Music Paper, Manhassett, NY. Contributing writer for Music and Sound Retailer, Port Washington, NY. Contributing writer for Guitarmaker, the Journal of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans.
Contributing writer for The String Instrument Craftsman.
Contributing writer for Stewart-MacDonald’s Trade Secrets.
Solo guitarist/sound sculptor as Douglas Baldwin: The Coyote Loops! using live looping techniques (2012). Guitarist and bassist with original and cover rock bands including the Skydogs (1974-1978), the Wes Houston Band (1978-1980), the Kim Strongin Band (1980-1983), The Column 13 (1990-1993), the Gabis Brothers (1994-2002), the Rhythm Kings (2007-2011), and the Hidden City Orchestra (2012) . First-call guitarist with the Steven Scott Orchestras (1983-1988) and significant experience with musical pit orchestras, free-form and traditional jazz ensembles, ambient electronica and solo acoustic guitar and vocal.
1993-Present Founder and manager of Coyote Music, Inc., St. James, NY, a private instructional studio for acoustic and electric guitar and electric bass. Current enrollment totals fifty students with two additional instructors.
1988-1990 Luthier and repair tech for All Music, Plainview, NY. Revived and managed repair shop for large retail music store. Responsibilities included organization and restocking of shop and rebuilding of clientele as well as repair of fretted string instruments.
1993-1996 Attended and contributed to biennial symposia of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
1984-1990 Studied with Robert Fripp, Tony Geballe and Curt Golden in Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft seminars
1982-1984 Private studies with Carmine D’Amico, prominent New York studio and freelance guitarist, and with John Scofield.
1990-Present Member, Guild of American Luthiers
1992-Present Member, Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
1998-Present Member, Suffolk County Music Educators Association