ABOUT THE AUTHOR Expert Guitar Instructor Mark John Sternal has authored over 40 best selling guitar and bass instructional titles. Mark began teaching his trademark method to private students in 1991. He was only 17, with one year left of high school before he would attend Richard Daley College in Chicago. By 1994, Mark had relocated to Florida and with him came the manuscript for his first book, GUITAR: Total Scales Techniques and Applications. Fueled by glowing user feedback and testimonials from thousands of satisfied customers, Mark's growing number of titles awarded him national recognition in 2004. Since then, his work has consistently held the #1 best selling music instruction slots at some of the largest music and book stores across the United States and Canada. As of this current 2014 print edition, Mark John Sternal has authored over 40 best selling music instructional books and DVDs. When he isn't traveling and performing throughout the United States, Mark John Sternal performs regularly in his home town of Crystal River, FL. Mark performs acoustic guitar solo and duo shows, and electric guitar with a 3 to 5 piece band.