G Jazz Blues Progression (Guitar Lesson)


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Paul Musso

G Jazz Blues Progression

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

Taught by Paul Musso in Walking Bass Lines seriesLength: 20:32Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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SharneSharne replied on December 7th, 2016

Great lesson Paul :-) Enjoyed the bassline

ewcgewcg replied on November 17th, 2013

In addition to supplemental content, your thoughts on soloing over this progression would be very interesting. Thanks.

ramedyramedy replied on August 8th, 2013

Well, this lesson has been posted for over a month now and still no supplemental content. I love these lessons, but some of us still need that extra assistance. Please help us out. Thanks for the great set of lessons. Bob

Martin2014Martin2014 replied on July 22nd, 2013

Hello Paul, I am learning lots from your lessons here and in the arpeggio set. I agree with the others, supplemental content, especially for the G Jazz blues would be helpful. No need to hurry. Us theory geeks are OK with taking the time to explain the relationships in the chord progressions. You mentioned I got Rhythm; it would be great if you would use that as a basis for another lesson in this set. Thanks so much! Martin

jpbluestringjpbluestring replied on July 13th, 2013

Absolutely great lesson Paul! Thank you so much!

hhandlerhhandler replied on July 7th, 2013

Me too. Thanks

bob16bob16 replied on July 7th, 2013

I second the supplemental content addition. I find it very helpful & hope that you'll add it. The lesson is GREAT - I just need the supplement to reinforce.

bbmarlinbbmarlin replied on July 5th, 2013

Me too!

d.b.d.b. replied on July 2nd, 2013

Paul, great lesson set. I'm looking forward to your supplemental content for lesson#5!

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.



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

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
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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