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The Roots of Jazz 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.
 
 
 
The Roots of Jazz Guitar Subscription Includes:
  • 67 extensive early jazz guitar video lessons
  • In-depth rhythm guitar lessons based on the styles of Eddie Lang, Freddie Green, Carl Kress, and more
  • 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
  • High-quality video with multiple camera angles so you can see closeups of both hands in action
  • New lessons added every month
 
 
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THE ROOTS OF JAZZ GUITAR  
 
THE ROOTS OF JAZZ GUITAR  
 
The Roots of Jazz Guitar
The Roots of Jazz Guitar
 
Matt Munisteri talks about the acoustic jazz guitar styles of the 1920s and ’30s he’ll be teaching in this course, as exemplified by players like Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Dick McDonough, Carl Kress, Lonnie Johnson, and others. The style has roots in turn-of-the-century mandolin and banjo playing and features chord melody playing on the top strings as well as a distinctive rhythm style that combines bass lines and closed chords. Matt ends by playing an excerpt from one of Eddie Lang’s most famous compositions, “April Kisses.”

 
 
 
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