October 2020

 

Doug Munro

Doug Munro

Guitarist Doug Munro has released 13 albums as a leader in addition to appearing on over 75 recordings as a sideman, producer, or arranger. He has worked with a such artists including Dr. John and Dr. Lonnie Smith and has written four books on jazz improvisation including Swing to Bebop [Alfred]. Munro is a Professor of Music at SUNY Purchase, where he founded the Jazz Studies program. For more information, visit dougmunro.com.

ARTICLES

Double Stops

The Secret to Dissonant Double-Stops

March 7, 2020
Not all harmonies need to be “pretty.”
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Gypsy Chords

Decoding Django’s Gypsy Chords

April 20, 2019
Investigate one of the most under-appreciated elements of Gypsy jazz by grabbing a fistful of new chord shapes and ideas.
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Montuno

Montunos Made Easy!

March 2, 2019
The grooves found in Latin music are full of intriguing rhythmic options. Here’s how to cop that vibe to make the music dance!
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Beyond Blues: Nail Those Changes!

May 19, 2018
Fishing around for some new ideas to enhance your blues licks? Check out this step-by-step approach that covers everything from guide tones to scales.
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Jazz Tricks

Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Honeysuckle Rose"

December 6, 2014
Sometimes you should just ask yourself, “What would Django do?”
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Rhythm Rules: Brazilian Guitar 101

December 21, 2013
Blend syncopated rhythms with jazzy chords and delve into the world of Brazilian guitar.
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Jazz Boot Camp: 6 Essential Solo Guitar Tricks

August 24, 2013
Impress your friends and scare your neighbors with these essential tips for playing solo guitar.
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