Now welcoming Yvette Young to the JamPlay platform. Learn more about her unique style and talent, and be sure to Pre-Order her exclusive guitar course.

Discover   Pre-Order

Walking Bass Lines

Paul Musso dives into jazz guitar with an emphasis on walking bass lines. This series of lessons focuses on separating chords from bass lines, which is good for a variety of things, including accompaniment and soloing.

View Free Lesson View Paul's Bio

Learn how to separate chords from bass lines in a jazzed up way with Paul Musso's walking bass line series.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

JamPlay is proud to welcome senior professor and Coordinator of Guitar Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver, Paul Musso. This series of lessons will be focusing on jazz walking bass lines, which is a great technique that is great for many things, so hop on in and get excited for...

Length: 2:21 Difficulty: 0.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 2

Right Hand Technique

Paul Musso takes some time to focus on the fundamentals of right hand technique. This is an important subject and great lesson for all guitar players.

Length: 7:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Construction and Theory

Paul Musso explains the construction and theory of walking bass lines.

Length: 16:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

D Minor Blues Progression

Paul Musso teaches a walking bass line to a progression in the key of D minor. You will use techniques from previous lessons and also learn some new ones.

Length: 12:05 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

G Jazz Blues Progression

Paul Musso plays and teaches a walking bass line to a jazz blues progression in G.

Length: 20:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

Seasons

Paul Musso talks about the song "Seasons" from his Mel Bay book, Teaching Your Guitar to Walk. He also touches on some subtle left hand techniques that will help with a swing feel.

Length: 19:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 7

Walking Bass Lines over Rhythm Changes

Paul Musso looks at walking bass lines and chords over rhythm changes, which are a set of chord changes based on "I Got Rhythm" by George Gershwin.

Length: 12:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Get Access