Born: January 27, 1946
I taught guitar at Berklee College of Music for 25 years. I am currently performing around New England. My specialty is solo jazz guitar, but I also perform with duos and trios. I'm active as a teacher and clinician.
A sublime solo guitar disc that highlights Carter's warm sound and thoughtful solo work on an extended collection of standards. Carter, who's been heard at local venues such as the Crescent City Bistro in Dover, is a fluid player with a keen sense of melodic development that doesn't succumb to virtuoso pyrotechnics. Tunes range from Billie Holiday's God Bless the Child to Herbie Hancock's Dolphin Dance to Jobim's Once I Loved. A fine set by an equally fine musician.
- Alan Chase, Jazz Universe, The Wire, New Hampshire
His guitar skills are impeccable, and he makes listening to solo guitar enjoyable...this guy's solo guitar is worth a listen. It also serves well for quiet moments of introspection and intimate thoughts.
- Sheldon T. Nunn, JazzReview.com
An intimate conversation between Steve and the listening audience as he presents to us one man's love of the guitar, the American Popular song, and how great both go together. Especially when played by a superb talent like Steve Carter.
- Lyle Robinson, JazzGuitarLife.com
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
I taught guitar at Berklee College of Music for 25 years. I currently teach at my home in Dover, NH, and I teach online correspondence lessons over the internet.
My clinic offers a variety of approaches to improvisation. I use my THoTH Music Learning Software in all my clinics. This software, in addition to providing a rich database with information about standard tunes, generates chord-scale analysis, which I use as a starting point for improvisation. From there, I go into examples of applications of arpeggios, approach notes, motivic development, and other approaches.