Rock Like The Pros
PROFESSIONAL GUITAR LESSONS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Follow proven step-by-step instruction thru Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert Level Guitar Lessons.
Innovative theory lessons explaining fretboard harmony, chord construction, scale formulas, notes on the neck, key signatures, etc.
Choose from a wide variety of styles including Strumming Songs, Blues Rhythm, Blues Soloing, Rock, Classical, Power Chords, Fingerstyle, Jazz, Country, and more.
Read Like The Pros as you unlock the mystery of music reading and conquer reading in the open position, 2nd position, 5th position, and 7th position of the guitar neck.
Rock Like The Pros by Terry Carter is the most complete and well organized textbook for beginning guitar that I have come across. The book is perfect for any instructor teaching at the college level. All the examples are melodic and well written and the songs are based on progressions of classic pop songs that we are all familiar with.The book prepares the student to read both standard and tab notation, all open position chords, power chords, an intro to barre chords, major and pentatonic scales, the blues, and an introduction to fingerstyle. The book also includes access to a website that includes videos of all the examples in the textbook. For the price of under $25 there isn’t a better resource!
Dr. Brandon BernsteinProfessor at Pasadena City, Cypress and Chafey College
As a pro, that has been using this text in my course, I can now say my students defiantly rock.
Jimmy CheesmanProfessor at SMC, LA City, LATTC, HOPE College
An excellent text for beginning guitarists….
Jory SchulmanProfessor at Santa Monica College
I finally got a chance to sit down with your book and play through it. I think it’s great. You did a nice job coming up with interesting sounding compositions that are still playable for students. Right now I am teaching only sections of beginning guitar. Most of my students have never even held a guitar before. Most have also never read music before. So we spend a good deal of time memorizing first position notes, playing simple single line melodies, learning basic left and right hand technique as well as learning chords and chord progressions and some popular songs. I think that for my beginning classes most of my students would not be able to play these pieces. I would definitely use some of the pieces in an intermediate class, I just don’t have any intermediate classes right now. Also, Joe Jewell would be the person to talk to about using it instead of our current book at Fullerton College since he’s the head of the guitar department there. We all have to use the same book now as per department requirements. Anyway, I like the book and the pieces and I appreciate you sharing it with me. Talk to Joe and see what he says.