If You Want To Play Blues Guitar, This Is For You…
Discover How To Learn And Master Blues Chords, Scales, Rhythms, And Solos… In The Comfort Of Your Own Home
If you would like to be able to play blues guitar chords, scales, rhythm, and leads, with the skill and confidence to get up and jam with any blues band at any time… then this course may be just the thing for you.
And here’s why…
As you may already know, you are going to need some blues chords, you’re going to need some rhythm figures (riffs) and you’re going to need to know the blues scales…
But what you may not be aware of is exactly which of those things you need, which things you really don’t need, and how to actually use those skills to play blues music on your guitar.
But, let’s get one thing perfectly clear…
It’s going to take some time, a little patience, and an ability to follow the instructions… even the instructions that aren’t like what you’ve heard before.
So if you’re one of those guitar players that buys a lot of courses and lessons, but really hasn’t opened any of them, this course may not be able to help you.
If you’d rather cruise around YouTube looking for a quick lick or riff, this probably isn’t going to work out and I’d rather not waste our time (and yes, it’s a waste of my time too as I’ll explain in a moment…)
The system I’ve outlined in this course is the same system I’ve used both with private clients and over 34,592 online students around the world. And it has worked very well for those who followed the instructions and spent some time with it… so I think it could work very well for you too.
So with that said, let me tell you…
Exactly What You’re Getting
First of all, Blues Guitar Unleashed is different from other “how to play blues” courses you may have seen because it actually goes in order (which seems to surprise many of my students.)
So it’s easy to use… start with the first lesson, and go through them in order until you get to the last lesson. Simple.
In each of the 31 lessons you’ll learn about blues chords, the 12 bar blues form, blues rhythm figures (riffs), blues scales, technique, soloing, licks, and more.
Most importantly, each lesson has both a ‘breakdown’ part, and a ‘play-along’ part and in many cases has them at more than one speed.
And while it might seem kind of hefty at 31 lessons, there’s no fluff or filler here. You’re not going to have to wait through me playing for 20 minutes before I get to the lesson, we jump right in and get down on it every time!
It’s About More Than Just Playing Blues
See, you can actually use the chords, scales, and techniques in Blues Guitar Unleashed to play many different styles of music…
In fact, the bending techniques, vibrato, and slurring are used just as much in classic rock or country as they are in blues.
And once you learn how the minor pentatonic/blues scale (they are really the same thing) becomes the major pentatonic/blues scale (without learning anything new) then you’ll probably start to notice it all over the place in country and classic rock music.
After all, most modern music comes from the blues at some point in its history.
So like I said, there’s more to this course than just playing the blues.
Here’s a fraction of what you’re getting…
- Say goodbye to your old chord book… you’ll have the 4 main chord shapes you’ll use for 95% of your blues playing within the first 3 lessons (and the rest before lesson 15.) That’s a lot less memorizing and a lot more playing.
- How to know the 3 chords, instantly, in ANY 12 bar blues song… even if you’ve never heard it before (and you’ll be able to find them on your guitar neck even if you don’t know the note names.) It’s all in Lesson 2.
- Why smaller chords work better and those barre chords that are hard to play should be left behind. Yes, you heard that right, chords with less notes that are easier to play are better when you play with a band. (See Lesson 4 for more.)
- How to play any 7th chord (the blues chord type) in at least 3 different places on your guitar neck so that no matter where you are, you can get to the next chord fast without getting lost. (Lessons 1 and 2.)
- 2 most common ways to vary the 12 bar blues. You’ll learn both the “quick change,” and the most common turnaround variation so that even if you’ve never heard a song before, the first time through your ear will pick up on how it goes. (Lesson 2.)
- When it’s ok to substitute more colorful chords like the 9th chord for a 7th chord so you can make your blues rhythm playing more colorful and keep from sounding boring or stiff. (Lesson 3.)
- How to play all 3 chords in a 12 bar blues with 2 fingers, moving no more than 2 frets (and usually 1) the whole time. Forget the days of missing chords because you couldn’t make the changes fast enough. (Lesson 4.)
- How to multiply your blues rhythm options with simple little “half-step” slides. You can use these at any time so your rhythms never sound stale or boring… and you’ll never just keep repeating yourself again. (Lesson 5.)
- When it’s OK to just… not play! You don’t have to be afraid of space in your rhythm or your lead playing, but over playing is one of the most common things I see in less experienced blues guitar players. This comes up in several lessons throughout the course.
- How to eliminate string noise and extra ‘clunks’ and ‘squeaks’ when you do your bends so they sound clean and precise. (Lesson 16.)
- How to use “bouncing” rhythms like in the song, “I’m Tore Down,” by Freddie King (also done by Eric Clapton.) This same rhythm is used by Albert King when he played, “The Sky Is Crying,” and variations come up in songs like “Damn Right, I Got The Blues,” by Buddy Guy and blues/rock songs like “All You Need,” by Joe Bonamassa. Once you learn the structure behind these types of riffs, you’ll be able to make up your own or copy those that you hear in other songs easily because you’ll know exactly which notes to choose from. (Lesson 6.)
- How to play “double stop” slides in both your slow blues rhythm playing like in the “Stormy Monday” recording by the Allman Brothers, or in a faster shuffle song like, “Empty Arms,” by Stevie Ray Vaughan. You can even combine this move with bouncing rhythm like in Lesson 6 for even more variety in your rhythm playing. (Lesson 7.)
- The truth about blues rhythm and why it’s just not like other styles of music (I’ll give you a hint, it’s how we subdivide the beats into 3 pieces and not 2.) In Lesson 8 you’ll finally really wrap your head and hands around the classic “Blues In E” rhythm so you’ll truly be able to feel the pulse of the blues, and your playing can flow right along with it. (Lesson 8.)
- What to do if you can’t find any rhythm figure that fits the tune you want to play – there is always one rhythm figure that never fails, and it’s dead simple to play. (Lesson 11.)
- How “The 3 Feels” of blues work and how to move that standard “Blues In E” pattern to any key – whether there are open strings or not. You can also play it in any of the 3 feels so it won’t matter what song someone wants to play, you’ll probably have it covered. These rhythms work best when it’s just you and a buddy or 2, but they might also work in a band context. (Lesson 8.)
- Discover the most common and important Robert Johnson style turnaround lick in blues history (this is simply a “must know” for any blues guitarist.) (Lesson 8.)
- How to get your John Lee Hooker on (or Billy Gibbons, depending on your era) with the classic riff in Lesson 9.
- When you should use power chords instead of “full” chords for riffs in a blues/rock style such as “La Grange” by ZZ Top… and how to do it so you can use them any time you need them. (Lesson 9.)
- How to play the “Texas Shuffle” made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. This rhythm figure, however, isn’t just for “Pride & Joy,” and can be used in dozens of blues classics including, “Sweet Home Chicago,” for one. (Lesson 10.)
- Why “butchering it loud and proud” can work better when you play the Texas Shuffle. I know you were probably taught to go slow and steady and build the speed gradually, but this is one particular time when you need to throw that out the window so that your muting hand can do what it needs to do. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how. (Lesson 10.)
- How to add in those cool walking bass notes to the Texas Shuffle which, turns it almost instantly into “Pride & Joy,” or “I’m Crying,” by Stevie Ray Vaughan… but what’s wrong with that? (Lesson 10.)
- How to play a minor blues in the style of, “The Thrill Is Gone,” by BB King. You’ll need a few extra chords for this, which we’ll cover in detail, and you’ll need to understand the “flat six turnaround” that is used for songs such as this. (Lesson 11.)
- How to play the “Hendrix Chord,” the 7#9 like you see in his famous song, “Purple Haze.” Turns out, it’s useful for a lot of things, including a minor blues. (Lesson 11.)
- What to do if you are playing rhythm, but you want to add a couple of single notes to your rhythm. I’ll show you how to lay “box 1” of the blues scale over top of your minor and minor 7th chord and do just that. (Lesson 11.)
- How to play a shuffle rhythm in the style of “Cold Shot,” by Stevie Ray Vaughan. It’s a unique sound to mix little chords, blues scale notes, and that heavy picking hand all together, so I’ll walk you through it carefully and step-by-step in Lesson 11.
- When is a blues not a blues? Walk into a jazz club and “a blues” becomes a very different thing. I’ll show you the differences and how to play some of those hipper chords and ii-V turnarounds in Lesson 12. These are also great for some traditional blues tunes, especially if you’re into the Robben Ford or Larry Carlton type of blues sounds.
- If you like the jazz sprinkled in with your blues, then you’ll also need to know about the I-VI-ii-V turnaround and how to use altered dominant chords in your blues. We’ll talk about both with a jazzy blues example in Lesson 12.
- Man cannot live on slow blues and shuffle blues alone, and Albert Collins proved it by injecting the blues with some solid funk grooves. In Lesson 13 you’ll see how the funk breaks down and how you can get your right hand moving and grooving with the best of them.
- How to play what I call, “The four to one move,” which comes up in so many songs I can’t even count them all. It’s difficult to pinpoint in words, but when you hear it, you’ll know it right away from thousands of rhythm guitar players throughout history (in blues and rock music.) (Lesson 6, Lesson 13)
- How those crazy “Stormy Monday,” T-Bone Walker style chord changes work, and how to play them. In this example we’ll use them in a beautiful Gospel Style blues that is meant to be played by yourself so that the next time someone asks you to play something, you’ll actually have something to play that sounds really impressive. (Lesson 14.)
- You need to learn all the scales before you can solo, right? Wrong! There is only 1 primary scale you need, and you can play an enormous amount of music on just 1 pattern. 95% of everything you’ve ever heard Albert King or Stevie Ray Vaughan play falls within 2 patterns on your guitar. I’ll show you those patterns first in Lessons 15 and 19, and you’ll actually use them in Lessons 18 and 20.
- Where you can bend in a blues scale, and where you can’t bend in a blues scale, and why. If you’ve ever heard someone bend a note but it just didn’t sound right… this is probably why. (Lesson 16.)
- How to not only keep your volume consistent when you do hammer-ons and pull-offs, but how to dynamically decrease OR increase the volume of your notes… even though you aren’t picking a single one. (Lesson 17.)
- The secret to those “flurries” of notes that guys like Eric Clapton do so effortlessly. I call them “Tweedlies,” and you’ll see how the “magic” happens so you can use them for yourself to add excitement and little bursts of speed to your own solos. (Lesson 17.)
- Think the most important of your solo is the notes and licks you choose? Think again… and you might not believe that the rhythm of your playing is that important, but it is. You’ll see how to really break down the blues rhythm so that you can know not only what notes to play, but more importantly, when to play those notes. (Lesson 21.)
- How to play your blues scale in any key, minor or major, without learning any new patterns of scales. (Lessons 23 and 24.)
- How all 5 boxes of the blues scale fit together, no matter whether you are playing a minor or major key, and why you’ll really never need any other scale to play the blues. So you can spend more time finding cool stuff to play, and less time “studying” scales.
- The one time it’s okay to use the Major and Minor blues sounds together… and it’s better than ok, It’s perfect! The Masters like BB King and Eric Clapton knew just how to weave touches of the major blues sound in with their minor blues sound – but it only works in one place within the 12 bar blues chord progression. I’ll show you how, and give you a whole mess of licks starting in Lesson 24.
- What beat you should never start your solos on… and unfortunately for most people it’s the one they naturally use. But you’ll see how to break that habit and what to do instead.
- Say goodbye to spending hours running scales… when you only learn one pattern at a time, you’ll find it’s easy to remember them and since you will have used them so much before you need another pattern, you won’t have any trouble keeping them under your fingers as you add the remaining few patterns.
- How to create moving, harmonized double-stop lines like Freddie King uses in the middle of “Hideaway,” or perhaps even more notably as the introduction to “Brown Eyed Girl,” by Van Morrison (it ain’t blues, but who doesn’t know that song?) (Lesson 29.)
- My simple, “Playing On The Porch,” method for playing solo (as in, by yourself with no accompaniment.) There are a lot of times when you’ll want to play the blues and don’t have a band or a jam track handy… so using this method of playing the chord on beat 1 and filling in the rest of the bar from the blues scale, you’ll be able to entertain yourself and others who might be listening for hours without sounding stale or getting boring. (Lessons 30 and 31.)
- How to approach your soloing in “Levels” of sophistication. As with most things, there is more than one way to approach your blues soloing based on what you want to hear. You’ll get to make that decision for yourself but I’ll guide you through the options so you can choose the sounds you want to hear. No matter what you decide, you’ll have all the tools to make that sound come to life.
You’re right, that’s a lot of blues guitar playing goodness right there and it’s all “battle tested” stuff that I, and many other professional guitar players I know, use day in and day out on stages throughout the world – because it just plain works.
But, it gets better because you’re also getting…
Six complete solos played with a band. They average 24 bars each so that’s a grand total of 144 bars of classic, authentic blues licks that you can, and should, steal for yourself.
It’s been said that, “Good composers borrow, and great composers steal,” and soloing is nothing more than spontaneous composing. BB King stole his licks from Lonnie Johnson… Stevie Ray Vaughan stole his from Albert King…
And I’m handing you literally dozens of licks that you hear every day on thousands of classic blues recordings.
Not only are they provided in complete, detailed TAB and standard notation in the manual, but I’ll walk you through each lick and each solo, note for note, as I break down each lick for you. We’ll leave no stone unturned…
Plus, you can play along with me in both slow and full speed versions and simply follow the on-screen TAB if you get lost. And if you need to repeat a section, the looper function in the member area video player makes it a snap to set your loop points and just sit back and play.
When you learn these solos two things will happen that you might not expect…
First, your brain will start to inherently grasp the concept of “story flow” within a solo. You might not have ever thought of how solos ebb and flow, but they do, and it’s much like a story.
A lot of people just learn licks, but when you do that, the story flow gets lost and even though you can play the licks, the solos don’t go anywhere and don’t sound like they could… but you won’t have that problem.
Second, you’ll get a better sense of rhythm and timing (the single most important thing) because you will be more used to playing with a great band (mine, on the jam tracks) and you’ll feel comfortable in that environment.
The single most telling thing between an amateur and a professional blues player is the timing and how their notes sit against the rhythm. Play along with me, and do it often, and your ear will pick up those subtleties of time and rhythm that other blues players simply won’t ever get.
That’s just how the system works, and you won’t have to do anything extra… just follow it, do what I do, and it’ll just work.
Here’s What To Do Next…
The cost of Blues Guitar Unleashed is just $167, and you’ll get it instantly as a download or you can stream it from your own private member portal on your computer or mobile device (as long as you have an internet connection.) It never goes away and you can access it any time you want.
However, if you would prefer I do have some DVD copies that come with CDs and a Printed Manual that can be sent to you for just $197. (You’ll still get the digital edition so you can still start right away without having to wait for the mail.)
As soon as you place your order, you’ll receive an email within just a few minutes that will have a link to login to the Member Portal using your email address and the password that will be sent to you.
The checkout process is completely secure and is safe against hackers and your privacy is safe here.
Now, you might be wondering, “Can I actually do this?”
And while I’m not psychic, I feel confident saying that you can because I’ve seen so many people go through this course and come out the other side playing very, very well.
For example, Mike S. from McKinney, TX started with me several years ago and now hosts blues jams and plays several gigs a month in and around the Dallas area…
Ron P. from Orange County, CA went from barely being able to play a single lick to getting up now regularly and blues jams all around southern California. He even sings and leads the band like a pro now…
Mike R. from Central California is another one who started almost at square one with me a few years back and now leads jam sessions all over Southern and Central California.
In fact, I’ve got hundreds of similar stories from blues guitar players all over the world… and I hear more all the time from people I’ve never even met before in person.
And if you think about what it would cost to come and take lessons with me privately…
Well, first, we’d have a hard time finding the time because I rarely have opening. But if we could find one you’d be driving once a week, and it would probably take us about a year of weekly lessons to go through the material in Blues Guitar Unleashed.
Which would set you back about $6000 (at $120 a lesson * 50 weeks in a year.)
And most people go through Blues Guitar Unleashed not just once, but often two, three times, or more, and they tell me they find something new on every pass through.
But even if you did complete it in a year, you’re looking at a whopping $13.92 per month, less than a decent pizza, to really learn the blues on your guitar and feel confident that you could get up and jam with any blues band, any time, and anywhere.
The Time Is Now…
Blues Guitar Unleashed is 10 years old now, and clearly isn’t going away… but how long are you willing to put off really being able to play?
If you think about how long you might have spent cruising YouTube or Facebook groups looking for free lessons or videos that would show you what you needed to know… where might you be now if you’d spent that time on a system that is proven to work?
Just imagine being able to walk into your local blues jam and shaking hands with all the guys there as they get your name on the list because they want to hear you play… not because you asked…
Or maybe for you it’s about sitting in your music room at home with the professional jam tracks in Blues Guitar Unleashed… passing the hours enjoying the sounds you are making instead of just wondering what else might be out there for you or clicking through to the next video, hoping it’ll have what you’ve been looking for.
Regardless… you aren’t going to get to where you want to be by continuing to do what got you here.
Don’t Worry… We’ve Got Your Back!
Because you’re also getting access to the Blues Guitar Unleashed Member Forum!
One of the things that sets Blues Guitar Unleashed apart is that it is extremely important to me that you actually USE and get benefit from the courses that you get from me…
So if you have any questions, or get stuck in any way, I want you to feel free to reach out to me and the BGU Community via the Blues Guitar Unleashed Member Forum (and this is why I don’t want to waste time with folks who aren’t willing to invest a little time and follow the instructions.)
It started out as simply a place for me to answer student questions and interact with them in a central location so I wouldn’t have to re-type the same thing over and over…
But now, with nearly 15,000 currently active members, you are never alone and help is never far away.
Of course you can ask course questions if you have them, but we also encourage you to post recordings of yourself so you can see how far you’ve come.
And the forum is good for more than just blues guitar stuff… we also talk about gear, jams and meetups, theory, recording, songwriting, and there’s even a “virtual jam room,” where you can take turns recording yourself over a jam track. It’s really fun and I’ve even been known to jump on one once in a while.
But aside from all of that, the people on the forum are some of the best people you’ll ever want to know. What started so simply has turned into something that many students say is the most valuable bonus of all.
Now, in case you wondering, you are also protected by what I call…
The Best Darn Guarantee In The Business
And it’s really simple… if you don’t like it within 90 days, you tell me and you get a refund, and you don’t even have to send it back.
Really, it is that simple. We won’t call you and hound you and try to change your mind. But I’m confident that after you get in and get going, you’ll dig it so much the thought will never cross your mind.
How’s that for fair? (And you wouldn’t get that guarantee if you took private lessons, by the way…)
So stop procrastinating and let’s get to playing some blues! Get your copy of Blues Guitar Unleashed right now…
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All The Best In The Blues My Friend,
P.S. - In case you are like me and you have a tendency to skip to the end to try and get to the point, here’s the deal:
You can get my complete Blues Guitar Unleashed video home-study course so that you can be able to play blues guitar chords, scales, rhythm, and leads, with the skill and confidence to get up and jam with any blues band at any time.
It costs just $167 and is available immediately as a digital download, or for $197 you can have the DVDs, CDs, and I’ll print the manual as well (plus shipping and tax may be involved.) But if you get the DVDs, you’ll still get the digital version for free so you can start right away.
You’ll also get 6 complete note-for-note solos broken down lick by lick for you. These solos will provide you with dozens of classic, authentic sounding blues licks that you can use in your own solos now and from here on out.
This the same system that over 34,590 students from around the world have used and I’ve personally worked with hundreds of students over the last 10+ years using this system.
Some of my students could barely play anything just a few short years ago, and now they lead their own bands and jump up in open jam sessions all over the world. And they sound great and it’s a lifelong dream come true for them.
And if you’d like that too, you’ll also get access to the Blues Guitar Unleashed Member Forum so you’re never alone. If you have any questions, or you just want to hang out with 15,000 or so of your new best friends and guitar players and talk about pedals or amps or guitars… we’ve got you covered there too.
If you were to take private lessons from me you’d probably spend well over $6000 learning this material, but even then you wouldn’t have my unconditional 90 day “love it or get a refund and you don’t even have to send it back” guarantee.
If at any time in the first year you don’t love it and think it was worth every penny, just let me know and you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked – it’s very simple, and you don’t even have to send it back.
But don’t delay, because if you think about how long you might have spent cruising YouTube or Facebook groups looking for free lessons or videos that would show you what you needed to know… where might you be now if you’d spent that time on a system that is proven to work?
Don’t waste any more of your most valuable asset, your time, get your copy of Blues Guitar Unleashed today. You won’t regret it.