Harry was born in the Bronx
in 1957. As a very young child, he was anxious to
start school, and had learned to read at a very
early age. Formal education began in 1962 at PS
87 on Bussing Avenue in the Bronx. He attended
Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. After
graduating high school in 1974, he began studying
music at the college level when he enrolled at
Bronx Community College. Two years later he
transferred to the prestigious Mannes College of
Music in Manhattan, earning a BA in what he often
calls museum music.
Growing up in New
York City during the sixties, Harry witnessed
revolutionary changes in society and art. In the
cultural maelstrom of a big city in intellectual
and social flux, unbounded beauty and desperate
violence blended into inspiration for many an
author and musician.
Music and literature
occupied his mind from the earliest cognizant
thought. He began piano lessons at the age of
five but had switched to bass at thirteen and
guitar soon after. During his time at Mount St.
Michael Academy, Harry decided to study music
seriously--make it his life's vocation. First
studies were undertaken with well-known bass
player Larry Silvestro.
After college, Harry plunged
back into his first love--rock n' roll--and
joined a bar band that eventually became a local
phenomenon--if not a huge financial success.
After the end of his first marriage, he became
more involved in studio work until a near-fatal
car accident left him unable to play guitar. With
one form of creative expression momentarily
removed from his life, he began writing in
He has written for
periodicals ranging from Soundboard: The Journal
of the Guitar Foundation of America and The
Horse: Backstreet Choppers. Never one to
categorize or pigeonhole creativity, he speaks
the names of his personal heroes and the
mastersRaymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett,
Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Rory
Gallagherin the same breath. To him, all
forms of artistic expression stem from the same
need to express a thought or emotion.
LOW END, his second
novelthough first publishedis based,
in part, on actual events. Many of the
authors friends and acquaintances fill the
pages with genuine personality and dialogue. Of course, the main
plot is fictional, but Harry felt that by using
real places, events and personalities, the story
would seem more like historical narrative than a
tall tale. The sequel to Low End is currently in
With his marriage
in 1993, Harry left the city of his youth. Harry,
his wife Elaine, and their two daughters,
Veronica and Amanda, now live in rural upstate
New York and when not riding his
motorcycle, he occupies himself performing with a
band and writing. Harry also teaches
private lessons at his guitar studio in Scotia.
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Harry and Elaine renewing their wedding vows in
AIR RAID, the band Gary
Morrissey was supposed to have played in, was
actually a locally popular Bronx band in the
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Scotia Glenville Spotlight
article by Damian Pagano
2003, Harry was interviewed by author and
reviewer Brian Kaufman. Click here to
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The Classic Guitar Method: Now in one volume, much
of what the novice classical guitarist will need to
know to lead him or her to the recital stage. From
proper instrument care and maintenance to the
necessary technical skills, musical mind-set, and
the standard repertoire—all exposed and explored
with enough detail and insight that the student will
wish to keep this book handy years to come as a
ready reference source.
With the aid of a good teacher, the student will
rapidly progress through The Classic Guitar Method
attaining technical proficiency and musical
This method stems from the need to incorporate a
number of schools into a single cohesive curriculum.
Years of honing a logical approach to the guitar and
the creation of music culminate in this volume. As a
self-proclaimed Disciple of Valdés-Blain , much of
that famed teacher's focus can be found in Mr.
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By Harry George Pellegrin. The first in
the Gary Morrissey series of mysteries. Dealing with modern subject
matter in the classic style of the 1940's Mystery Noire masters--think
Raymond Chandler in New York in the 1980's... LOW END is the story of a
drug addict who is murdered after he believes he has found evidence of a
major government conspiracy. Is it only drug-induced paranoia? Might
be, except his paranoia could be considered justified: he was murdered,
after all. Friend Gary Morrissey takes it upon himself to find out just
what happened and lands himself in the crosshairs.
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Classic Guitar Method
written, transcribed, edited and arranged by Harry G. Pellegrin:
Now in one volume, much of what the novice classical guitarist will need
to know to lead him or her to the recital stage. From proper instrument
care and maintenance to the necessary technical skills, musical
mind-set, and the standard repertoire—all exposed and explored with
enough detail and insight that the student will wish to keep this book
handy years to come as a ready reference source.
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DEEP END: The Wreck of the Eddie Fitz
By Harry George Pellegrin. A
mystery novel. Involving a semi-professional musician and a Kreyol death
cult, DEEP END takes the reader from the bottom of Long Island Sound to
the steamy streets and Blues clubs of New Orleans. Alternative
spirituality does battle with the common working man. Published by PAB
Entertainment Group in association with LULU.com.
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LOW END is Published by PAB Publishing, a PAB Entertainment Group Company.
LOW END Copyright 2003-2012 Harry G.
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