Beginning Blues Guitar
If you are a beginning guitar player, this is where you start. Even if you've never picked up a guitar before you can be playing blues right from the start. Read more...
Strumming And Rhythm Mastery
95% of my students suffer with bad time and the inability to sit and strum. Being able to strum is absolutely essential to playing guitar. While not for the total beginner if you can play open G, C, and D you are ready. Read more...
Essential Blues Chords
All of the chords you’ll ever need to play blues (and most rock, pop and some jazz even) are here in their “real world” form. Not for a total beginner but if you can play open G, C, and D chords you will be fine. Read more...
- Jim Lowe, Blytheville, AK - USA
“Turning On The Headlights On A Dark Country Road.”
Griff, I am truly enjoying the Beginners lessons. For awhile I felt like I was beating my head against the wall, or else just “stoopid”.
When I finally sat down long enough to go thru the first few lessons, it was like turning on the headlights on a dark country road. Things are finally falling into place for me, and I truly appreciate your efforts.
I also strongly recommend this course to anyone who has the blues in their blood. it is GREAT!!!
Blues Guitar Unleashed
Blues Guitar Unleashed 2.0 is a radical update to the my flagship blues learning system. The industry standard is improved with more lessons, better graphics, enhanced Picture-In-Picture as well as moving on-screen TAB. Read more...
Soloing Without Scales (The 4 Note Solo)
Created over the course of almost 2 years working with private students with the goal of getting blues soloing down to the bare essentials – small 4 note “Blues Blocks.” The end result is a system that will have you soloing in minutes… not hours, days. or years like you may have been told. Read more…
5 Easy Blues Solos
5 textbook blues solos that aren’t too hard to play. Style range from slow blues to blues/rock to a basic shuffle and each solo is in a different key so you’ll really learn your way around the fretboard. There are also some lead patterns in here not covered in any other course. Read More…
Killer Blues Solos Made Easy
Discover the "3 Blues Rules" that make your solos stand out while still only playing basic patterns and licks. Perfect if you are new to soloing or if you have some experience but you are not happy with what you are hearing. Read more...
Blues Gig In A Box
How to make real blues music from the bits and pieces you already know... By learning just 5 classic blues songs in the most common blues feel you’ll know everything you need to know to play most any blues song. It is recommended that you go through Blues Guitar Unleashed before this. Read more…
Building A Better Blues Solo
Finally discover what it takes to turn blues licks into great solos. Join Steve Trovato (USC/MI) as he walks you through 68 legendary blues licks, 5 jaw-dropping solos, and the methods you need to know to turn your tired blues solos into truly inspired blues solos. Read more…
5 MORE Easy Blues Solos
After 5 Easy Blues Solos was so well received it was clear that 5 more were in order. So here are 5 more classic blues solos you can cut and paste right away Read more...
52 Rhythm Fills & Variations
52 Rhythm Fills & Variations is your Swiss Army Knife of rhythm ideas and fills for any jam session. No matter what the feel, you'll have enough variety to play chorus after chorus without ever sounding dull or stale. Read more...
Major Minor Blues Shapes
Major Minor Blues Shapes is all about combining the major and minor blues sounds using 5 solos in the 5 regions of the fretboard. There are exercises to improve your ability to use the root notes as pivot points between the sounds and the solo examples have been kept at an easy technical level - more like 5 Easy Blues Solos than The Slow Blues Supplement. Read more...
Voodoo Blues is about a variation on the pentatonic and blues scales that Steve calls the Voodoo Blues Scale. In addition, there are a couple of other elements covered that make up with Steve calls the Voodoo Blues sound. The course consists of 3, 24 bar solos in swing, straight, and slow blues feels. Read more...
Blues Gig In A Box Vol. 2
Based on the original Blues Gig In A Box, these 5 new classic blues songs in common blues feels will have you playing “real” blues music right along with a Pro band. This is best only after Blues Guitar Unleashed but does not rely on Blues Gig In A Box Volume 1. Read more...
Blues Solo Construction Kit - Slow Blues
This courses teaches a system for placing licks within the 12 bar blues so that they always sound good no matter which licks you choose. There are 5 licks for each of the 7 positions and is ideal for players who struggle with things like phrasing, how and when to start their solos and anyone new to blues soloing or needing more experience. Read more...
- Bailey Morgan, Birmingham, AL - USA
“The 5 Easy Solos is a great product.”
The solos were excellent and because they were not too fast or overly complex they really allow me to concentrate on technique and feel of the whole solo without getting bogged down trying to get just two or three particular complex/fast bars.
They were not too simple nor too hard, just right to enjoy playing while working on technique and feel.
Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed
While not for the total beginner, if you can play open G, C, and D chords and some simple melodies you can be on your way to making the sounds of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Eric Clapton, Doc Watson and more. Read more...
Acoustic Delta Blues Slide Guitar
Covers standard tuning slide, as well as open G and open D tunings. It is, of course, the perfect accompaniment to the Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed course, but it can be done on its own as well if you are already an intermediate player. Read more...
Playing On The Porch
Ever wish you could just sit down and play something by yourself that sounds like real music? Discover how to mix the 3 core elements of music together on your guitar so that you can play and have it sound like real music even though you're making it up as you go along Read more...
The Spent Money Blues
"The Spent Money Blues" is an acoustic blues guitar course in the "Blues Gig In A Box" style that walks you step-by-step through a complete, authentic, professional-sounding acoustic blues song. There are 3 hours of video instruction that will take you step-by-step through 7 choruses of a fantastic Acoustic Blues Tune called, The Spent Money Blues. Read more...
"Traveling Blues" is an acoustic blues guitar course in the "Blues Gig In A Box" style that walks you step-by-step through a complete, authentic, professional-sounding acoustic blues song. There are over 2 hours of video instruction that will take you step-by-step through 6 choruses of a fantastic Acoustic Blues Tune called, "Traveling Blues." Read more...
- Norman Hunt, Warner Robins, GA - USA
“You are the only guitar teacher that I would recommend.”
I am very happy with this course. Perhaps, my greatest impression is how you drill down into the details of each lesson. Instead of just providing riffs, you go into the details of how and why things are done the way thay are. I know of no other teacher that takes the time to insure student understanding as you you do!
As I mentioned, I have purchased 5 of your courses and find each one extremely valuable. You are the only guitar teacher that I would recommend. If someone is wanting to learn guitar or just improve their music skills I would refer them to you.
Thanks for all you do. I am extremely grateful! You provide everything you promise and much, much more. All of the free lessons that you have provided could constitute an entire course and then some. I admire your dedication to your teaching and to your students. Thank you so much!!!
Guitar Theory Made Useful
This is another course borne of necessity – in trying to teach theory to my own private students, I found that most books and videos already available started with the assumption that you already know a little about music, and they move too fast without enough practical examples to really be able to use what you learn. Read More…
Pentatonic Scale & Technique Mastery
It's all about playing faster, smoother, and in more control than you ever thought possible. It works because most people practice scales up and down thinking is what increases the speed. In fact, your ear is likely what is keeping you from playing faster, and this will fix it. Also improves soloing with melodic patterns. Read more…
The Little Wing Lesson
While it's not “Little Wing” note for note (though you would probably have a hard time not stumbling on to most of Jimi’s licks.) this is the chord based soloing approach that guys like Jimi and Stevie use so well. Imagine walking into any guitar store and sitting down to play as long as you like without sounding repetitive or boring because it’s always something new! Read More…
The Slow Blues Supplement
Uses the slow blues as a backdrop to master the use of the major and minor blues sounds together. These concepts are covered in Blues Guitar Unleashed and others, but the level of execution in The Slow Blues Supplement would put you in the top 5% of blues players on the planet. These solos are also the most technically demanding of any course. Read more…
Introduction To Slide Guitar
No nonsense, standard tuning blues lead with a slide. Doesn't require any fancy guitar adjustments and uses the "4 Note Solo" patterns to hone your slide skills. Read more…
The B.U.I.L.D. Method
Taught by Bob Murnahan, this course originated as a 4 week “group lesson” taught through video and live webinars. The B.U.I.L.D. Method is all about constructing guitar solos that work well every time. Read More…
The lesson is simply a walkthrough and breakdown of a fun, Freddie King style instrumental tune that I wrote. In the videos we cover all of the chords, melody, bridge, solos, intro and ending sections. No note is left unexplained. Read more…
Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed
When the blues had a baby, they called it Rock and Roll! If you lean more towards the rock side of the blues, then have I got something for you... Read more…
Modes Unleashed is a step-by-step, experience-based video course on how the Modes work. If you want to finally understand the modes and be able to use them in your soloing, improvising, songwriting, and guitar learning, then this may just be exactly what you’ve been looking for. Read more…
- RJ, Blues Guitar Unleashed Forum Post
“This really is a must-have course...”
Been about 6 months since I started this course...
* My technique is a lot better
* I have a much better sense of timing
* I hear more in a song than I used to, I seem to hear the faster notes in more detail
* My fingers seem a lot stronger
* I know my boxes by heart and when I see a lick now I immediately know what box (or Boxes) they are in. SO I know where they belong on the neck for what key I am in.
* I am able to get all over the neck with ease
* I know the root area of each box whether minor or major
* I tend to experiment around the neck more when noodling as knowing the boxes I tend to use them more
This really is a must have course. the benefits you get by woodshedding this material really does help your knowledge and technique.”
29 Blues Jam Tracks
29 Blues Jam Tracks is a collection of very high quality and well played jam tracks. And while I cannot take credit for the original recordings, what was lacking was a companion book with the best rhythm parts and chord changes written out in TAB and chord charts. And I also added notes for each track on what soloing options might work best over the track. Read more…
5 X 5 Blues Jam Tracks
Blues tends to be in 1 of 5 common feels, and usually in one of 5 common keys. So I got the band together and we recorded each of the 5 feels in each of the common keys. It's a great accompaniment to any soloing course. Read more...
Ultimate Blues Jams
How about 40 jam tracks inspired by some of the most classic "blues jam" tunes ever? Recorded live with a real band in a real studio these tracks have all the chewy mojo of a great open jam night. Read more…
Ultimate Blues Jams Volume 2
Here are 50 more jam tracks inspired by some of the most classic "blues jam" tunes ever? Recorded live with a real band in a real studio these tracks have all the chewy mojo of a great open jam night. Read more…
- Malcolm, UK
“What More Could A Man Ask For”
So, an excellent product backed up by excellent support – what more could a man ask for?
- Dennis, USA
“…your course has far exceeded those expectations.”
I just want to say that I had high expectations for your course based on the videos I watched prior to purchase. I’m happy to say your course has far exceeded those expectations. It is concise, to the point, yet offers a wealth of material (and I have only gotten up to Lesson 7!).
Anyway its an amazing course and kudos to you for having developed it. It really displays your complete understanding of what guitar players of all levels need, and I think, guitar players of any level can gain from it. Ha, as a side note, its also fun. I end up doing it for much longer than 20 minutes a day, thats for sure.
What makes a beginner vs. an intermediate guitar player?
Beginner means you either just picked up the guitar all the way through being able to play and strum some simple open chords like D,C, and G, A, and E. You should be able to play a couple of “campfire” type songs ideally to move on to the intermediate level.
Do I have to use the Digital Delivery version if I ordered the DVD?
Nope… not at all. More and more students have been asking for the digital versions but there is no reason you have to use them. Either version is complete.
What if I find that I picked the wrong course for my skill level?
Just contact us, we’ll sort it out. You can always get a refund on a course if it is not right for you, but in many cases you may simply want to exchange it for a different one that is more suited to your level. Getting you the right course for your needs is the most important thing, period!
Do all DVD courses come with Digital Delivery versions?
At this time, not all DVD course have a Digital Delivery counterpart. But all of those that do… you’ll get the Digital Delivery with the DVD. As more Digital versions come online they will automatically be added if you have the DVD version.
Will your DVDs play in my country?
The DVDs are not region-specific and should play on most any DVD player or computer. Please remember that computer based DVD players are not all the same and the software used to view the DVD can vary the experience dramatically. I use and recommend a player called VLC which is free to download.
I don't know where to start, what are the common paths through your courses?
The most common and standard path is Beginning Blues Guitar -> Blues Guitar Unleashed -> Blues Gig In A Box -> Slow Blues Supplement. That alone could be years of study depending on where you are now. If you are an acoustic player it would be Beginning Blues Guitar -> Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed and then Acoustic Delta Blues Slide Guitar if you are into slide. If you just want to get your feet wet, Essential Blues Chords is good for beginners and Killer Blues Solos Made Easy is a great introduction to the “BGU Way.”