Peghead Nation’s Roots of Jazz Guitar instructor plays a solo version of the great Eddie Lang showpiece.
by Dan Gabel
April 02, 2019
Matt Munisteri teaches Peghead Nation’s Roots of Jazz Guitar course, and while he was in the studio recording lessons, he played this solo version of Eddie Lang’s showpiece “April Kisses.”
Lang is credited with writing the tune, though some speculate that it was an old Italian melody, and he recorded it on April 1, 1927. “April Kisses” has become the prototypical jazz guitar tune, and Matt teaches it in his course, along with many other classic 1920s and ’30s tunes, chord-melody solos, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques.
Matt is hosting the Red Hot Strings workshop in Port Townsend, Washington, May 15–19, 2019. It is celebration of hot jazz, 1930s swing, Western and Hawaiian swing, and much more. Instructors joining Matt will be guitarist Albanie Falletta, violinist George Washingmachine, steel guitarist Mikiya Matsuda, mandolinist Dennis Lichtman, bassist Matt Weiner, and tenor banjoist Tyler Jackson. Learn more here.
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