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Steve Carter

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.


Aria Diamonds guitar; Traynor Darkhorse amp w/ Eminence Delta Pro 12A speaker, MojoTone cab. MXR preamp.




Frogstory Music Announces the Release of Thoth Music Learning Software Version 2.3

Frogstory Music Announces the Release of Thoth Music Learning Software Version 2.3

Source: All About Jazz

THoTH Music Learning Software is a program that helps guitar teachers and students with scales, arpeggios, chord voicings, and other musical elements by applying them to the chord progressions of standard and jazz songs. Version 2.3, with new features and new lessons, is now available for download. The program comes with thirty lessons written by the program's author, Steve Carter, who taught guitar at Berklee College of Music for twenty-five years. Each lesson is related to a particular song, and ...

Reviews of Steve's first solo CD, Act One:

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.

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Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


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.

Clinic/Workshop Information

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

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Oct 26 Sat


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Music to Cook By

Frogstory Records


Music to Dine By

Frogstory Records


Touching Light

Frogstory Records


Act One

Frogstory Records


Better Than Fried Dough

From: Music to Dine By
By Steve Carter


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