Paul Musso

Paul Musso is Assistant Professor and coordinator​ of Guitar Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. He has been with CU Denver for eleven years teaching fretboard theory and commercial guitar styles, various ensembles and applied guitar studies. Musso is a freelance guitarist and has performed throughout the Colorado area in many diverse musical settings including The Colorado Symphony, The Boulder Festival Orchestra, The Aspen Music Festival and The Westcliff Jazz Festival.

Musso is the author of two Mel Bay books for jazz guitar – Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar/Teaching Your Guitar to Walk and Graded Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos. He has also contributed to the publication, Fingerstyle Guitar. He currently lives in Denver where he maintains a career playing guitar in straight-ahead jazz and solo guitar settings. His most recent publication is a contribution to Mel Bay’s 2000 Jazz Guitar, where he shares the bill with greats like Johnny Smith, John Abercrombie, Buckey Pizzarelli, George Van Eps, Andy Summers and many others.

Musso teaches fingerboard melody/harmony, applied jazz guitar, theory and the styles ensemble.