Friday, August 12, 2011

LONELY ROADS(The Highway Song)

Words & music by Frank Tierno KEY OF D

Well I’m heading down a highway
A song lost in my soul
And I heard that you’re on your way
To be a Star you know
It’s a lonely road
That we choose
Though I still remember you
I’m as free
As the stars all around

And a summer wind reminds me
Of love lost long ago
And the hardest time’s behind me
It’s a feeling I’ve come to know
A lonely road
That we choose
Though I still remember you
I’m as free
As the stars all around


And I’ll be searching…
Searching for a place to call my home
And I’ll be leaving…
Leaving all the friends I’ve come to know

Well I’ll be traveling down a highway
Guess I’m just passin’ through
Though another town’s behind me
I still will think of you
Lonely roads
I’ll call my home
And I’ll make it on my own
I’m as free
As the stars all around.

c.1983,2011 Frank Tierno


Words & music by Art Forte & Frank Tierno KEY OF Am

Well everybody knows
Love only comes
Once in a lifetime
Everybody knows…
You gotta steal your way
Thru the stop signs baby

And take a chance on me
Don’t let it slide
‘Cause Love only comes
Once…in a Lifetime

They say that life
Can be sweet
I don’t know it seems
So unkind to me.

And every move that I make
Is just another mistake
Oh no…no…

Baby can’t you see
I’m asking you
To take a chance on me…..

Repeat 1st verse

c.1981,2011 Art Forte & Frank Tierno

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


My teaching style is a blend of "traditional" and non-traditional. By traditional I mean
that I usually do start out new students on a basic reading/theory book such as Mel Bay One
or Ronnie Lee One especially younger students, however my "non-traditional" approach is that I try and get the student to play the instrument right away using EASY TO UNDERSTAND CHARTS AND TABLATURE for both chords and scales. I see no reason or benefit on spending limited lesson time every week on just teaching the new student how to read when there are so many options and ways to learn. Yes reading is important, but it takes many years to become proficient at it. Those months and years can be spent on learning how to play in addition to learning how to read standard musical notation.

For most beginner to intermediate students I use a threefold approach;
1) Reading/Theory
2) Scales/Lead/Improvisation
3) Chords/Songs

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Getting Started

Well I've decided to venture into the blog world. This is going to be dedicated to my music business i.e. teaching,recording,gigging and songwriting. This will probably be temporary until I can design a true website because some of the things I have in mind will require a lot of bandwidth. But who knows where this will lead!!