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Paul Musso

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 what's to come.

Check out Paul's Mel Bay book referenced in this group of lessons: Teaching Your Guitar to Walk

Taught by Paul Musso in Walking Bass Lines seriesLength: 2:21Difficulty: 0.0 of 5


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GlenBGlenB replied

Terrific! But please get rid of the guitar in the background while you are talking.

nicolas krakennicolas kraken replied

Can't wait. Really looking forward to this as I think this will really help my solo guitar skills... This is a subject I've never really touched on. Welcome to Jamplay Paul!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

Paul was one of my teachers in college, so I'm thrilled to now have him on the site! Welcome Paul!

emilios1995emilios1995 replied

Great!

metelthometeltho replied

SWEET! Hurry up and put the rest of the lesson set on-line...

jweele01jweele01 replied

Welcome to Jamplay, Paul! Looking forward to going through these lessons. I like how Jamplay seems to be getting a lot of nice jazz material up here letely.

Walking Bass Lines

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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.



Series IntroductionLesson 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...

Length: 2:21 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Right Hand TechniqueLesson 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 Members Only
Construction and TheoryLesson 3

Construction and Theory

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

Length: 16:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
D Minor Blues ProgressionLesson 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 Members Only
G Jazz Blues ProgressionLesson 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 Members Only
SeasonsLesson 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 Members Only
Walking Bass Lines over Rhythm ChangesLesson 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 Members Only
Paul Musso

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Paul Musso is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Music Performance in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department at the University of Colorado Denver. Paul is a freelance guitarist and has performed throughout the Colorado area with many diverse ensembles including the Colorado Symphony, the Boulder Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Westcliff Jazz Festival. Paul has also performed throughout Europe, Mexico and the United States.

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