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Paul Musso

Series Introduction

Paul Musso offers another great series in the jazz genre. This time, you will be learning the basic building blocks of jazz improvisation with mini arpeggios. Paul dives right in with the 10 basic arpeggio shapes to get you started.

Taught by Paul Musso in Improvising with Mini Arpeggios seriesLength: 19:49Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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GtorkGtork replied on February 2nd, 2017

Great job.

piktikpiktik replied on October 22nd, 2013

I like this but can someone suggest an instructor that talks about the theory behind this class. I lack that info so I am having trouble keeping up. I know that there are several theory videos on jamplay but I was looking for one that specifically talks about the theory that helps with *these* series of lessons.

smoothlysmoothly replied on October 18th, 2013

great theacher wheres the lessons its not there no startups intro to jazz ?

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wbukwbuk replied on July 14th, 2013

quite refreshing to finally getting a bit of my head wrapped around "arpeggio playing". i'm one of those that have been practicing these chord shapes and always starting on the 6th string vs the 4th & 3rd. it did help me learn the shapes and scale pattern to those shapes. looking forward to learning from Paul here to help me get to the next plateau. for me , really good lesson so far! thx

JuriJuri replied on July 14th, 2013

Thanks a lot for this lesson Paul!

jpbluestringjpbluestring replied on July 13th, 2013

Great lesson Paul - Very useful and it makes so much sense.

billfreshbillfresh replied on July 13th, 2013

good explainations of the chord structures.

caliban4caliban4 replied on July 10th, 2013

Will there be any supplemental content added for these lessons?

Improvising with Mini Arpeggios

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Paul Musso's mini arpeggios series will get you prepared for jazz improvisation starting with the basic building blocks.



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Paul Musso offers another great series in the jazz genre. This time, you will be learning the basic building blocks of jazz improvisation with mini arpeggios. Paul dives right in with the 10 basic arpeggio...

Length: 19:49 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Mini Arpeggios Over a Blues Progression

In his newest lesson, Paul Musso plays mini arpeggios over a G jazz blues progression. He briefly reviews the progression and goes over the arpeggio etude step by step. Then, he plays it slowly and in...

Length: 10:44 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 3

Approach Tones

Paul Musso discusses how to use approach tones to make mini arpeggio lines more interesting. He talks about the 4 basic approach tones and how they apply.

Length: 10:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Lots of Licks

In this lesson, Paul looks at several licks that utilize mini arpeggios. You will also take a look at the whole step approach tones he mentioned in the previous lesson.

Length: 32:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Improvising Over ii-V-I Progressions

In lesson five, Paul Musso introduces more great licks and discusses improvising over ii-V-I progressions with mini arpeggios.

Length: 22:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Combining Mini Arpeggios with Scales

Paul Musso looks at combining mini arpeggios with scales. He emphasizes that good improvisations should involve a seamless combination of scales and arpeggios.

Length: 21:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Ultimate Mini Arpeggio Challenge

Paul Musso invites you to take the ultimate mini arpeggio challenge. You will be playing over a random series of chords using mini arpeggios and a metronome.

Length: 14:12 Difficulty: 3.0 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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