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Matt Munisteri - Bringing It All Back Home: Applying the Lessons of Early Jazz Guitar to The Here and Now
Friday, October 21, 11:00am–12:00pm
Pavilion of The Bear Cantina, 295A Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY   See Map

Whether your music is cutting edge, or moldy fig, the early jazz plectricts are a common ancestor whose innovations can help us process our musical inheritance and unlock our ears and our fretboards. The application of tenor banjo voicings to the guitar (George Van Eps, Allan Reuss, Freddie Green) can open up new ways of understanding the fretboard, and learning Eddie Lang’s wide “pianistic” intervals, and tight triads, can “un-stuck” songwriters and fingerpickers alike. We’ll learn a bunch of my favorite tricks I copped from the guitarists of the 1920’s and 30’s, and explore how to use them in everything from Funk and Soul to Bluegrass and beyond. The class will be part lecture/demonstration, and part hands-on, so instruments are very welcome. Some written materials, in tab and standard notation, will be available.


Matt Munisteri

Clinic Information

Instructional Clinics are Sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, with additional support from D'Addario Strings.

Clinics cost $35 per person per clinic. Pay at the door with cash or credit card. There is limited space, so advance reservations are recommended. You do not need to buy a pass to the Luthiers Showcase to attend Clinics.

To Reserve Your Seat at a Clinic
Click the button below to send us an email. Include the Subject: "Clinic Reservation". Include which Clinic(s) you wish to attend, your name, email address, and telephone number.


Participants should bring their own instruments, tuners, capos, any permitted recording devices, etc. Clinics will be held in the Pavilion of The Bear Cantina (295A Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498), northwest corner of the Bearsville Center complex, steps away from the Bearsville Theater. There will be a free guitar checkroom there for Clinic attendees. No personal instruments are allowed in the Luthiers Showcase Bearsville Theater or Utopia Soundstage exhibition areas.

SPECIAL OFFER: D'Addario Strings Give-Away!

The first 100 people to make Clinic reservations will each receive a free set of D'Addario XS Coated Acoustic Guitar Strings; different gauges to choose from.