December 2019
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

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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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: 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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