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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

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Lesson 2

Right Hand Technique

Paul Musso takes some time to focus on the fundamentals of right hand technique. This...

Length: 7:15
Lesson 3

Construction and Theory

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

Length: 16:37
Lesson 4

D Minor Blues Progression

Paul Musso teaches a walking bass line to a progression in the key of D minor. You will...

Length: 12:05
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
Lesson 6


Paul Musso talks about the song "Seasons" from his Mel Bay book, Teaching Your Guitar...

Length: 19:57
Lesson 7

Walking Bass Lines over...

Paul Musso looks at walking bass lines and chords over rhythm changes, which are a set...

Length: 12:18

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...

Length: 19:49
Lesson 2

Mini Arpeggios Over...

In his newest lesson, Paul Musso plays mini arpeggios over a G jazz blues progression....

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Lesson 3

Approach Tones

Paul Musso discusses how to use approach tones to make mini arpeggio lines more interesting....

Length: 10:15
Lesson 4

Lots of Licks

In this lesson, Paul looks at several licks that utilize mini arpeggios. You will also...

Length: 32:31
Lesson 5

Improvising Over ii-V-I...

In lesson five, Paul Musso introduces more great licks and discusses improvising over...

Length: 22:12
Lesson 6

Combining Mini Arpeggios...

Paul Musso looks at combining mini arpeggios with scales. He emphasizes that good improvisations...

Length: 21:01
Lesson 7

Ultimate Mini Arpeggio...

Paul Musso invites you to take the ultimate mini arpeggio challenge. You will be playing...

Length: 14:12
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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. 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 Approach. Paul is a co-author of Mel Bay’s 2000 Jazz Guitar, where Paul shares the bill with greats Johnny Smith, John Abercrombie, Buckey Pizzarelli, George Van Eps, Andy Summers and many others. 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. His recent CD release Tonescapes is available for download on iTunes