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New Course! Roots of Jazz Guitar with Matt Munisteri Coming Soon

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Sign up for updates about Matt's new course focusing on the styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, and other early jazz icons, coming to Peghead Nation in October.

by Dan Gabel
July 05, 2017

We're excited to announce that guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri is bringing his talents to Peghead Nation with his new course, Roots of Jazz Guitar, which will launch in early October.

In Matt’s new course, you’ll learn to play the 1920s and '30s chord melody and rhythm guitar styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, 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.

Take a look at Matt’s course introduction video above for an overview of his course.

You can sign up for email updates about the launch of Roots of Jazz Guitar by submitting your email address in the form below, and we'll keep you informed about when you can sign up for the course.

Matt Munisteri is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in New York City. A freewheeling and virtuosic guitarist on both acoustic and electric guitar—in music both modern and old-fashioned—he credits the early jazz plectrists of the 1920s and '30s with providing the foundation for his technique and musical direction. As one of a relatively small number of authoritative acoustic jazz guitarists playing swing and early jazz, Matt has recorded extensively and is a first-call guitarist when a "period" sound is sought for CDs, film scores, and commercials.

He has collaborated with many colleagues in his field on concerts and recordings, including Vince Giordano, Mark O'Connor, Andy Stein, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Catherine Russell, Julian Lage, Geoff Muldaur, Loudon Wainwright, Howard Alden, Tim Kliphuis, and Matt Glaser. As an educator and clinician Matt has taught at the Berklee College of Music, the Augusta Heritage Center, the Ashokan Center, and Centrum. He has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, Jazz Night in America: Jazz at Lincoln Center, E-Town, Mountain Stage, and Michael Feinstein's Song Travels.

Matt's own recordings include the acclaimed Still Runnin' Round in the Wilderness, the first of two planned CDs to explore the "lost" compositions of the under-recognized American singer-songwriter Willard Robison, Love Story, It's Been Swell, and Hell Among the Hedgehogs, a smoking hot twin-guitar CD with the Hot Club of Cowtown's Whit Smith.

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Comments and Discussion

Posted by Dan Wilkins on
Amazing, seriously tempted to sign up, so many of my guitar heros being named here, could use a reason to get back to studying them.
Posted by Ryk Loske on
AT LAST !!!!!

Thanks to Peghead for getting a guitarist like Matt to teach the course. I had the opportunity to work with Matt at Ashokan's first Guitar Week and really enjoyed it and have been laboring along on this type of material up here in the wilderness.

Long ago i remember hearing Bucky on a radio program where he channeled each of the early guitarists to demonstrate their style and how they differed. Looking forward to actually learning these techniques.

Thank you Peghead and my best to Matt. 'Love Story' gets played frequently here with 'Picciaridu' being Lynne's favorite. Looking forward to the course.

Ryk Loske
Posted by Ryan Matzen on
This is so AWESOME! I've been waiting for someone to offer lessons like this! I can't wait!!!
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