Harmonyville 01625 by Jon Damian
Jon Damian’s fourth book takes the reader on a magical journey through the town of Harmonyville. Meet the main characters Gino Dominante and Dee Mineur Septieme and follow along as they travel and meet an assortment of musically inclined friends. Jon’s wit and humor shine in this tale which tells the story of the relationship between these two chord symbols and his illustrations help the reader find their way through the town of Harmonyville. Readers will enjoy the journey!
Professor Jon Damian retires after 45 years in the Guitar Department
Jon Damian plays his beloved Gibson Super 400
(This article and interview is reprinted from the Fall 2008 and first online edition of Open Position managed and edited by Robin Stone)
Jon Damian, has been a Professor in the Guitar Department since 1974…
In December 1987 Jon created the first published newsletter for the guitar department and named it “Open Position”. Containing interviews, transcriptions and articles written by fellow faculty, Open Position proved to be an informative publication for student and faculty alike. This December marks the 20th anniversary of Open Position. Jon talks with me about how the newsletter got started and what it’s been like to teach in the guitar department for the past 34 years. Jon has written numerous articles and has had two books published by Berklee Press. ”The Chord Factory” (2007) and “The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising.” (2001) are available from the Berklee campus bookstore. Jon will soon release his first film documentary entitled “Heavy Rubber. 30 years in the life of an instrument: The Rubbertellie”. (2007) Filmed by his son Gene, this unique documentary details the making and history of the Rubbertellie, an instrument Jon created to “stretch the traditional boundaries of the instrument”.