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About the Author

Joe Sweet teaches guitar at Lane Tech College Preparatory High School in Chicago where he developed the material for this book. The guitar program now consists of six Beginning Guitar classes and two Advanced Guitar classes. The nearly 400 students in the guitar program receive Honors credit for the class. Mr. Sweet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Berklee college of Music, as well
as a Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. He has taught music in the public schools for over 25 years. In addition to Guitar classes, he has also taught Advanced Placement Music Theory, Jazz Band, Music Appreciation and Beginning Orchestra. Currently, Joe teaches a graduate class at VanderCook College of Music on his guitar book.