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The Blues Guitar Lessons

So you've decided to sell your soul at the crossroads and learn the blues? Where do you start? Well here I have to in depth courses for you, one on Blues Rhythm Guitar and one on Blues Lead Guitar, both very comprehensive and completely free, so what are you waiting for?

Playin The Blues, Paying Your Dues... donate please ;) lol

So you'd like to get into learning some Blues Guitar? I think you're going to love it, playing blues is one of the most fun things you can do on guitar and it's a solid foundation for other styles too, particularly rock!

I have a few courses here for you and I suggest you follow them through and try to really master each lesson as you learn it and make sure you understand it conceptually and physically.

Practicing the right stuff can help you get better faster and that is what I'm going to show you in these courses - easy progressive methods that will get you playing blues that sound cool as quickly as possible!

The most authentic way to learn the blues is to transcribe it yourself, and I'm sure that after these courses you will be very well prepared to start on that journey. I have a pack called Really Useful Blues Solos which are blues solos designed to be transcribed by you and is a very fun step into learning the authentic way!

One thing that you will find super helpful as you go through these courses are backing tracks to jam along with an put your licks to use, so do check out my backing track collections creatively called Jam Blues 1 and Jam Blues 2 played by myself on rhythm guitar, my buddy Dave Marks on bass and a few different drummers and keyboard players!

I have DVDs of these courses available so please considering purchasing them and supporting the free content if you dig what I'm doing here!

Blues Rhythm Guitar

Blues Rhythm Guitar (Intermediate Module) (10 Free Lessons)
This course is a comprehensive course on playing Blues Rhythm Guitar. It is an Intermediate Module, so I recommend that you have completed the Intermediate Method before starting this course. There are backing tracks that match up with each lesson and there are some bonus lessons on the DVD if you want the extra goodies!

Blues Lead Guitar

I have re-written the Blues Lead series and it's now going to be MEGA! I've completed the first module Essential Blues Lead Guitar which gives you all the essential techniques and vocabulary. The second module I'm working on now, will teach to you play blues all over the neck (all 5 patterns). The subsequent modules will introduce the Major Pentatonic, combining them and more techniques, and a final (for now) module will approach Modern Blues like the great Robben Ford and Larry Carlton. I'm sure excited!

Essential Blues Lead Guitar (Intermediate Module 1) (13 Free Lessons)
This first Blues Lead Guitar module teaches you the essential concepts, techniques and vocabulary to start playing Blues Lead Guitar. It is aimed at those starting the Intermediate Method Foundation 3 but could be started by someone who finished the Beginner Course. The old Blues Lead 1 is still available until this one is fully rolled out but this new series is way better on every level! New lessons out every Tuesday!

All Over Blues Lead Guitar (Intermediate Module 2) (? Free Lessons)
The updated and improved version is rolling out now (Aug 2016) and will run for at least 10 weeks, maybe more! In this we cover Patterns 3, 4 and 5 which will enable you to play "All Over" the fingerboard and build a solid framework to find your way around wherever you are!

Blues Licks

Blues Licks Series (56 Free Lessons)
For over a year I had a new Blues Lick out every Monday and these are all here. Playing blues is a LOT about learning licks and how to use them, so after learning HOW in the Blues Lead Course you will need to be on the look out for new licks all the time. You can best do this by ranscribing licks you like, but you'll find this series as I got into detail about how and why the licks work and the techniques and concepts behind ech one!

Other Blues Lessons (not in the courses above)

Here are some other lessons that may help you with your blues playing. that are not part of the courses above but might be useful. Probably I'll incorperate this into a course soon ;)

BL-102 • Scale Choices For Blues
This is a text lesson that shows you some of the scale choices you have when you are playing a blues.

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Blues Lead Guitar
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Really Useful Blues Solos
Really Useful Blues Solos
The best way to learn Blues.
Old School method that works!
[Mp3 and pdf - digital]


Blues Lead Guitar
Blues Lead Guitar Solos Book
Some of the finest solo
Ever recorded with help!
[Paper Book]

Jam Major
Jam Blues 1
12 Blues Backing Tracks
In a range of keys!
[Mp3 download]


The Justinguitar Vintage Songbook
Jam Blues 2
10 Blues Backing Tracks
In a range of keys!
[Mp3 download]