Featured Videos: In the Studio

Matt Munisteri: “Picking the Guitar”

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Peghead Nation jazz guitar instructor plays a solo version of the great Nick Lucas composition.

by Dan Gabel
November 14, 2020

Matt Munisteri is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in New York City, and we’re thrilled to have him teaching his Peghead Nation course, Roots of Jazz Guitar.

While he was in the studio recording lessons for his new course, Matt played this great version of “Picking the Guitar.” The tune was composed by guitarist and singer Nick Lucas, who first recorded it in 1922, making it one of the earliest instrumental guitar recordings.

In Matt’s new course, you’ll learn to play the 1920s and '30s chord melody and rhythm guitar styles of Lucas, Eddie Lang, Freddie Green, Carl Kress, and other early jazz greats. With chord melody solos to popular swing melodies, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques.

Sign up for Roots of Jazz Guitar now and get your first month free. Use promo code “MattLand” at checkout.


Tags: Guitar, Jazz
Category: Featured Video

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Great to watch and listen to-thank you for making this available.
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