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Paul Musso

Paul Musso

Paul is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

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. He is the author of three Mel Bay publications for jazz guitar: Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar/Teaching Your Guitar to Walk , Graded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos and Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Chord Soloing. He is also the author of the National Social Science Press book Introduction to Music: An Interactive Approac... (more)

Paul currently offers 35 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 14 intermediate lessons and 21 Lick & Riff Library entries.

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Jazz

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.

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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.

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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.

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Construction and Theory

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

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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.

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G Jazz Blues Progression

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

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Seasons

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

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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.

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Jazz

Improvising with Mini Arpeggios

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

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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.

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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 time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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