D Minor Blues Progression (Guitar Lesson)

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Paul Musso

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.

Taught by Paul Musso in Walking Bass Lines seriesLength: 12:05Difficulty: 2.0 of 5

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old proold pro replied on December 10th, 2014

Great lesson Paul.I plan to use my looper pedal more and incorporate these ideas into my teaching. Thanks so much!!!

vvatnikovvvatnikov replied on August 7th, 2014

A great set, thanks. What kind of looper do you recommend?

onavircsonavircs replied on May 4th, 2014

I want more ! Oh wait ... there is more

georgedcgeorgedc replied on August 2nd, 2013

Excellent lesson but disappointed there is no supplemental material. I would love to see the solo lines at the end of scene 2 notated.

GlenBGlenB replied on July 30th, 2013

Paul - thanks for a really terrific lesson set. This is not stuff we are normally exposed to. One thing would be very helpful though. Could you please mention where you demonstrate using different chord voicings? I noticed that you threw in a 13th chord for the Bb7. If you could mention those choices it would be helpful to some of us.

kjellstridkjellstrid replied on July 9th, 2013

I´m lost without the supplemental material - when is it in place?

digitaloxdigitalox replied on July 5th, 2013


jpbluestringjpbluestring replied on June 28th, 2013

Very cool Paul. Nice progression - Love it. Thanks

Walking Bass Lines

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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.

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...

Length: 2:21 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
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 Members Only
Lesson 3

Construction and Theory

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

Length: 16:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members 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 Members 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 Members Only
Lesson 6


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
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 Members Only

About Paul Musso View Full Biography

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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