Parisienne Walkways Guitar Lesson – Gary Moore

In this Parisienne Walkways guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this classic Gary Moore ballad off of his 1979 album, Back On The Streets.

Gary Moore is in full force with this one playing in his trademark soaring slow blues style. In fact, I would say that Gary Moore is definitely one of my favorite soloists of all time. Especially in his more bluesy playing.

From the opening melody, the guitar playing is just stunning. It is a gorgeous melody that follows the underlying chord progression beautifully. It is one of those melodies where, as soon as you hear it for the first time you will never forget it.

For his part, Gary Moore uses a multitude of guitar techniques throughout the song in an effort to alter the dynamics or phrasing of the melody. Within just the short intro solo we have bends, slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. We also have a little rake thrown in there for good measure.

As with just about anything played by Gary Moore, a healthy vibrato on any of the sustained notes can really help this melody sing. This isn't the easiest thing in the world to do especially when you are trying to apply vibrato to a note that is bent into pitch.

I will go through the entire song, including the arpeggiated chord progressions in the order that each section appears on the original recording.

Have fun with this one!


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Parisienne Walkways Guitar Lesson


  1. KingBee on January 25, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Hi Carl, I learnt this song compliments of Justin Sandercoe but you add even more to what was a great lesson in itself. I look forward to learning more. Thanks.

  2. Shocking on September 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Carl, lovin’ your work, and hanging out for the rest to Parisienne Walkways !!!
    Greetings from Australia by the way …

  3. Luigino Brusco on January 23, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Hey Carl, you almost got youtube 600 likes! Hoping you are going to give us the whole song!!!!

    • Carl Brown on January 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      I seem to have a lot of unfinished business to tend too. 🙂

  4. christopher hawkins on January 18, 2017 at 11:04 am

    looking forward to the entire song

  5. Bryan Samuelson on November 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I would like to learn this song. Like.

  6. Tom Arne Brandsegg on September 26, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Waiting for the whole song 😉

  7. Sam Taz on March 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    This great song is worth waiting for, even if it takes years to come in full
    thank you Carl for making it possible

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