Talk:Stanley Jordan

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Touch Sensitive[edit]

If anyone wants to know my evidence for the existence and date of Touch Sensitive, I have a copy. And if anyone wants to know why I speculated on whether Jordan has disavowed it instead of e-mailing him, I did send an e-mail to the contact address at his Web site, but it bounced. —JerryFriedman 20:08, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Pressing the string against a specific fret[edit]

Don't you always press behind the fret, whether you're playing with touch technique or the "normal" way? —JerryFriedman 20:10, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Correct. The differences to normal plucking are: You do the "pressing" with 8 to 10 finger-tips, not just 4; it is rather quick, short tapping than pressing and holding; no plucking. --Waldirei 22:51, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Changes 06-01-30[edit]

Took out Jordan is the only guitarist known to use two-handed tapping techniques predominantly, and has developed it to a remarkable degree. No longer factually correct - ehm, since the 1990s - another giant (musically and technically) is very active, Enver Izmailov. (There's life outside the US ;-) --Waldirei 22:48, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

ASU vs. Princeton[edit]

The text says he went to Princeton, but the article has the category ASU. Why? Semiconscioustalk 05:29, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Looking around online it apprears he originally got his degree from Princeton, and then later attending ASU to get a second degree. Semiconscioustalk 05:31, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Still sounds weird...he got into Princeton *before* he was famous, now twenty six years later he goes back for a lamer degree ("music therapy" instead of "music") at a lamer school, even though he's now famous? I'm marking it citation needed.

I added a citation. He has recently become interested in the field of music therapy, and he is pursuing a master's degree in the subject at ASU. --Spike Wilbury 21:38, 16 May 2007 (UTC)


I know he went as an undergrad to Princeton in the early 80's. My sister met him there. My guess is that he never went to Harvard, but instead went to Princeton. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.78.129.45 (talk) 05:04, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Is this article about Jordan or tapping?[edit]

Not counting the discography and the external links at the bottom, this article is nearly 600 words long and only about 130 of them are about Jordan. The only thing I learned about Jordan are that he was born in 1959, taps two-handed in an alternate tuning, went to Princeton, lives in Arizona. The bulk of the article is about tapping, with pianos and harpsicords and Chapman sticks and a long lists of other players aside from Jordan. There already is a tapping article that covers two-handed tapping--and Jordan's use of it. I'd like to know more about live performances, whom he has worked with, etc., which one would have expected in an article that is ostensibly about him. El charangista 13:43, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Agreed Gekritzl 23:07, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Harpsichord/Piano analogy[edit]

I asked for citation on this analogy (inspiration to Jordan). If Jordan really considered the action of pianos as an inspiration for tapping, then we can leave that fact as mentioned in first paragraph; I added the second paragraph, indented. We should clean up and combine the two when the fact is verified or busted. Gekritzl 23:07, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

I will look for a citation tonight. Thanks for your work on the article. --Spike Wilbury 23:10, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Power Macintosh 6100[edit]

I think it should be mentioned that he created the start up sound for the Power Macintosh 6100.

New photos of Stanley to publish here[edit]

Hello all. I took some nice photos of Stanley in 2009 (http://evergreen.moifoto.ru/112431/f2959536 for example). How can I publish it here without registering on Wiki? I mean, you guys a free to illustrate this article with my shoots at any time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.132.93.19 (talk) 19:11, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Developed Tapping?[edit]

I am going to remove the claim that he developed tapping. Guitarists like Eddie Van Halen was tapping long before the 1980s. If you listen to the song "Eruption" which is on Van Halen's self-titled debut album, than you'll hear tapping. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 05:57, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Linkfarm pruned[edit]

Might be useful as inline refs:

Sam Sing! 20:58, 10 July 2014 (UTC)