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Cooper Carter

Cooper Carter is a world-renown songwriter and music instructor. Cooper is also the creator of the YouTube sensation SoloAWeek™ – a video series in which he performs and teaches in detail a new, lesser-known guitar solo each week. SoloAWeek™ has featured solos from every genre of music, and currently boasts over 10,000 weekly subscribers and more than 1,200,000 video views. Find SoloAWeek™ on this website and at Cooper’s childhood was spent studying the music of songwriters such as Shawn Mullins, the Indigo Girls, and Matthew Sweet. By the age of twelve, he had developed a guitar style informed both by these influences and by the guitar work of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, and Joe Bonamassa. In a summer program at Berklee College of Music in 2005, Cooper studied songwriting, advanced music theory, and rock guitar performance, developing a new appreciation for the techniques and styles of virtuoso guitar players like John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, and Greg Howe. As a solo artist, Cooper’s songwriting style therefore reflects a combined love of the guitar’s unique voice and that of carefully-penned lyrics and heartfelt vocal melodies. As a solo artist, with Cooper Carter & the Royal Senders, he pairs a guitar-driven, energetic musical approach with a compositional and lyrical style informed by those of singer-songwriters greats.