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Matt Munisteri’s 1930 Gibson L-5 Guitar 

This lesson is part of the course Roots of Jazz Guitar with Matt Munisteri.
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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.

 
 
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Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Triad Inversions
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn some of the essential chord voicings you’ll need to know to start playing 1920s-style chord melody. Matt starts by showing you the three major triad voicings on the top three strings, explaining the difference between root position, first inversion, and third inversion. He also shows you how to turn major triads into minor triads and gives you some ideas about fingering the shapes so that you can move through the voicings with the least amount of finger movement, changing your fingerings so you have a guide finger between chords depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from.
 
 
 
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  • 45 complete songs and/or solos, including classic jazz guitar showpieces from Nick Lucas and Eddie Lang
  • Detailed notation and tablature for every lesson
  • Extensive chord melody lessons, with examples from the playing of Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, Bucky Pizzarelli, and more
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Matt Munisteri’s 1930 Gibson L-5 Guitar 
Matt Munisteri’s 1930 Gibson L-5 Guitar 
 
Matt Munisteri talks about one of his 1930 Gibson L-5 guitars in this video. He discusses the history of the L-5 a bit and how he acquired this particular instrument from TR Crandall Guitars in Manhattan. The guitar had been owned for many years by someone who lived just a few blocks from Matt’s grandfather in Brooklyn, and when Matt had some work done on it he discovered that the great archtop guitar maker John D’Angelico had most likely worked on the guitar, probably replacing the frets, refinishing it, widening the f-holes slightly, slimming the neck, and replacing the fingerboard and tailpiece. It’s serial number is only seven digits away from his main guitar, another L-5, which he’s played since 2000. Matt also talks about some of the other guitars favored by early jazz players and finishes by playing the early jazz classic “Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time.”

 
 
 
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