Attention: Struggling Blues Guitarists In Training..
Discover How To Play Blues Guitar With Video Instruction By Griff Hamlin...
Whether You Want To Be The Next Clapton, Or Just Have Some Fun Playing On Your Own Back Porch, You’ll Have A Blast With This Simple, Step-By-Step Method.
Learning to play blues guitar has never been so simple, or so enjoyable
This step-by-step, video instruction course contains everything you’ll need to really learn the blues inside and out. These are the exact same lessons that thousands of students, many of them just like you, have used to learn how to play blues guitar.
And most importantly, you’ll have fun and be on your way to playing the blues from the very first lesson.
Blues Guitar Unleashed comes in 2 flavors... the Physical Edition comes on 9 DVDs, 3CDs, and with the 121 page printed manual (spiral bound so it lays flat for you.)
Or you can choose the instant access Digital Edition where you can login to your own secure member area immediately after purchase and either watch directly from the website, or download the HD version to your computer. From there you can put it on your tablet, your phone, your laptop... take it with you anywhere. (Keep in mind, this is serious stuff and there are 201 videos which is around 10GB of data.)
And if you choose the DVD Edition, you'll also get the Digital Edition for free so you can have your cake and eat it too (I like the "thump" that the box makes on my porch, but I hate waiting too!)
Let’s Take A Look Under The Hood…
- Lesson 1: This lesson covers the 2 basic 7th chord shapes used in most blues songs. The chords are easy, and you also learn a key blues rhythm to use with the example song. After just this first lesson you’ll be playing blues and having fun with it.
- Lesson 2: This lesson covers some additional 7th chord shapes and introduces a new blues rhythm pattern over the example song. This is also where you’ll learn about the 12 bar blues form, and how to know the chords in almost any blues song instantly.
- Lesson 3: Here we learn about the best 9th chords for blues music. You hear these everywhere and you probably don’t even know it. Want instant cool factor? This is it.
- Lesson 4: Here we talk about what I call “little chords.” If you play with a group, you really need these. Best part is, you never play more than 2 or 3 notes at a time! You’ve probably been thinking it’s a lot harder than it really is.
- Lesson 5: The Blues Half-Step is one of the best “coolness factor” moves around. Playing along with this tune you’ll have it down in no time.
- Lesson 6: In this lesson you’ll learn the rhythm and chord changes in the style of the song “I’m Tore Down.” It’s a staple at open jam nights, and the backing track is great fun to play over. This rhythm has been used in hundreds of blues songs over the decades.
- Lesson 7: This lesson introduces you to what I call “The Stormy Slide.” Remember the Allman Brothers recording of Stormy Monday? This will give you that sound. Perfect flavoring for any slow blues song.
- Lesson 8: Here we get down on the jam night staples… Blues in E, Blues in A, Blues in D. With this you will fear no jam night… you’ll be ready.
- Lesson 9: John Lee Hooker started this rhythm and ZZ Top took it from there. Can I get a “How How How How?”
- Lesson 10: Heading down Texas way this lesson gets you playing a stinging Texas shuffle to make Stevie proud. I play over this jam track all the time myself just because it’s so fun. In the 2nd part of the lesson you’ll discover how to put in a walking bass line to get a sound like Stevie gets in Pride & Joy.
- Lesson 11: The thrill will not be gone… it will be alive and well once you learn this minor blues tune. This lesson is also where you’ll really get good at combining lead elements into your rhythm playing. Remember, the only difference between the lead and the rhythm player is where they stand.
- Lesson 12: Here we explore the jazzier side of blues. You’ll learn more about chord substitutions, back-cycling, and some awesome little chord shapes (G7#9#5 anyone? It only takes 2 fingers). One of the other great benefits of this lesson is how it helps your ear to recognize chord sounds.
- Lesson 13: Here’s where we get funky. Blues music has evolved to include elements of funk, rock, and country as commonplace. Funk blues is some of the best fun you’ll ever have with a band. The jam track on this one is slammin’ too so if you don’t have a band, don’t worry, I’ll provide one.
- Lesson 14: The influence of Gospel music in blues can’t be denied either. In this lesson we’ll take your chord playing to a new level with a beautiful slow gospel blues tune remeniscent of I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues.
- Lesson 15: Heading more in the lead direction we dig in to the first blues scale pattern (actually it is introduced back in lesson 11) and learn how it is used and moved around the fretboard.
- Lesson 16: All your questions about string bending will be answered here. You’ll also learn some of the most common blues bend licks that you can put to use in your own solos.
- Lesson 17: Here I’ll lay out all of the blues “tricks” at your fingertips. You’ll learn about hammer-ons, pull-offs, “tweedlies”, and how to combine them into some blues phrases that you can use in your own solos.
- Lesson 18: This is where you put it all together. You’ll learn a complete solo in the key of A. All of the licks are taken from previous lessons, so you really get to see how to construct a solo from the pieces you have learned.
- Lesson 19: Now you’ll see how to step out of the box into pattern 2 of the blues scale. This is where a lot of things open up for many people because boxes 1 and 2 are the most commonly used. You’ll start to hear a lot of licks that you recognize now.
- Lesson 20: Now we’ll take boxes 1 and 2 and combine them together in this complete solo over the minor blues we learned in lesson 11. It is very similar to the song The Thrill Is Gone. By now you’re really cooking.
- Lesson 21: It’s time to swing! Some blues uses straight feel, but a lot of it is a swing feel. We’ll pull that swing apart and have you grooving like nobody’s business. More importantly, you’ll learn how triplets work and how to incorporate them in to your solos. You’ll start to notice an increase in your speed as well… not from learning anything new, but because you will be better able to hear the beat and how to fit more notes in it. The problem with speed is usually in your ear, not your fingers.
- Lesson 22: Solo example #3 is an uptempo blues swing in G. You’ll learn a lot of good licks here and really get your swing together. You’ll also get a great “comping” pattern for your rhythm playing. You’ll be amazed how good you can sound with 2 notes, moving 1 fret. It’s so simple and so effective.
- Lesson 23: Here is where we really blow the fretboard up and you’ll learn how to move the blues scale all around the guitar to any key, major or minor, without learning any new patterns or shapes.
- Lesson 24: This lesson is my personal favorite. You will learn what is probably the single most important thing you can know about blues soloing. This was the “Aha!” moment I had just a few days before a gig and it changed my playing forever, as well as the playing of dozens of my students over the years. Once you learn this, you will own the blues.
- Lesson 25: The “Slow Blues In G” solo example. Right here is 36 bars of pure, finely crafted blues guitar. Play this solo at your next jam session and watch the heads turn and the jaws drop. Jam along with the CD backing track and your family and friends will not believe it is really you sounding that good.
- Lesson 26: We start this DVD with yet another smokin’ solo. This one is a more uptempo swing feel that will keep any band groovin’. Both Lessons 25 and 26 are crafted to really illustrate the details and points that you learned in Lessons 23 and 24. You can’t just hear about how to do this, you have to make it part of your personal “voice” on the guitar… and that’s what these solos will do for you.
- Lesson 27: In this lesson we finish up the neck with the final 3 boxes of the blues scale. There are also several licks for you to learn and add to your growing arsenal.
- Lesson 28: In this solo we put everything you have learned together. One of my students used this solo in his band when they played “Sweet Home Chicago.” He got cheers and applause every time with it. By the time you have learned this solo, you will be able to solo comfortably anywhere on the guitar neck in any key… period.
- Lesson 29: For a little icing on the cake we talk about “chord soloing” and using portions of chords, 2 notes at a time, to get those cool double-stop sounds you hear on recordings like “Hideaway” by Freddie King and so many others.
- Lesson 30: This lesson has quickly become a favorite of many of my students. I call it the “Playing On The Porch” lesson. Here we’ll look at a way to play all by yourself utilizing both rhythmic and lead elements. This is one of the most traditional ways to utilize the blues “call and response” element. Many students like to learn this lesson first just because it’s such a blast to play, and it’s really easy to learn.
- Lesson 31: This last lesson takes the “Playing On The Porch” idea a little further and adds in the “secret sauce” of the mixture of major and minor sounds. Play this one while you are sitting around home one day and your family will fell like they are getting a personal concert.
“The Very Best Blues Guitar package I’ve Ever Seen Or Heard In My Life.”
I’ve been playing Electric Lead and Rythym Guitar for several decades, been in several bands, done all kinds of performances, both live and studio recordings and traded licks with some of the best pickers over the many years…and all that helped in my improvisational and professional skills. My original roots started with classical music and the piano in the late 50's….I was lucky because my mother was a keyboard player and instructor…..but very strict and traditional.
As you might guess, I’m a product of the 60's and a Texas Resident..you have mentioned some of the guitarists I knew, some are now gone and many still around……..but never have I had a package anywhere like you put together with studio quality backup blues tracks that cover all kinds of popular variations…..phrasing, instructions, and so much more…..
You can quote me on this email….as a testimonial……any guitarist who doesn’t own this package is just simply incomplete…..I don’t care what level of player they may be…you put together the very best Blues Guitar package I’ve ever seen or heard in my life. - The Texas Guitarist (via email)
“It Sounds Like Somebody Else…”
I’m loving this course. Practicing all the time now. My wife already says “it sounds like somebody else playing in your music room now.
- Rick, CA, US
“Wish I Would Have Had This System Years Ago…”
"Finally a book that really gets to the meat and potatoes of it. I wish I would have had this system years ago. Top Notch Product!!"
- Steve, USA
“I Feel I’m Really Playing ‘The Blues’..”
First I would just like to say thank you for your blues course. I’ve got heaps of them and this is the one I keep coming back to. I find it challenging and really enjoy the musical examples you give. So many courses have examples that are boring to play so there is no incentive to work on them. With your course I feel I’m really playing ‘the blues.’ I particularly like the Clapton, BB King and Albert King lessons with the video and mp3 tracks. All great choices and bite-sized so they are not too daunting.”
- Jim, Australia
“A Light Bulb Went Off…”
I don’t know how you did it, but after just the first chapter, a light bulb went off. Even in the other “book” I already had, they showed the blues scale in a minor, played from different frets. What I have never been able to understand (I’m not as dim witted as it sounds) was how to play the scale in other cords (c,d,e,etc…)
From the very first chapter in your book, I now understand that by simply moving to a different fret (I now know what a “root” note is thanks to your book as well!) I can play to a different cord. I NEVER play with someone else because I never know what to play. Now, I can play along with someone because I know what notes in that scale to play for each rhythm cord!
This may not seem like anything, but It is going to make playing SO MUCH FUN for me now!!!
People talk about reaching different plateaus – this is a different planet for me!
Thanks you so much – I now eagerly look forward to practicing. I’m only on chapter 2, but I’m loving every minute of it!
- James, TX, US
This system has worked for hundreds, if not thousands of students, and I’m sure it will work for you.
The success stories I have received from hundreds of guitar players all over the world are the absolute best thing for me (next to my family, of course.) I would love nothing more than to read your success story one day soon.
So here’s what to do next…
All I’m asking you to do is say “maybe.” Let me put it simply… I’m so confident in Blues Guitar Unleashed 2.0 that if you are not 100% completely satisfied with your investment today, I’ll give you a full 365 days to send it back for a full refund, no questions asked.
Let me say that again, it’s really important…
So What’s All This Gonna Cost Me?
Let’s face it… we guitar players are a weird bunch and I’ll admit it freely. We’ll run out and spend $3600 (or more!) on a AAA top Les Paul or a ’60's Custom Shop Strat without batting an eye. It’s like a drug… we have to have it (I think you know what I mean.)
I must have 20 different pedals just on the floor in my studio alone, and to make that kind of investment and not get the absolute most out of it just seems like it ought to be a crime… and I just don’t want to see that happen to you.
Blues Guitar Unleashed 2.0 is well over 11 hours of step-by-step instruction! There is enough material here to take you through a solid year of guitar lessons… a whopping $4000+ if you take them with me privately.
But today you aren’t going to pay anywhere near that…
Nope… if you decide to invest in Blues Guitar Unleashed 2.0 today your investment is only
$299 $247 $197
Yup… no spending thousands of dollars on private lessons… no gasoline to get to and from those lessons… and no hassle if you need to rewind and hear something again. And the complete system on DVDs, CDs, and printed manuals is only $197 for the DVD Edition and only $167 for the Digital Edition.
You can even get started today for just $65.67 if you choose the 3 easy payment plan. The course will be sent to you immediately, and you will be billed 2 additional monthly payments of $65.66 to cover the remainder. The choice is yours.
“I Am Actually Playing My Guitar Now…”
I must say at this age my learning curve is much steeper than it was as a child. My fingers on the fret board looked like a drunk long legged spider. I was beginning to get frustrated with my lack of progress. Your program has boosted my confidence. I am actually playing my guitar now. Thank you.
- Carla, DE, US
The Most Frequently Asked Questions:
Q.Is this course good for a beginner?
A.If you’ve never picked up a guitar before, this will be over your head. In my experience, most people underestimate their own abilities. You should at least be able to strum a few simple songs and ideally have some familiarity with barre chords (though it isn’t necessary.)
Q.Do I have to play electric guitar or does it work on acoustic?
A.The notes don’t change… blues is blues. Everything I show in this course will work on an acoustic guitar. Some examples (lessons 14 and 30 come to mind) work even better on acoustic I think. That being said, it is geared towards playing with a band as opposed to playing solo (by yourself.)
Q.Is it hard to get a refund if I don’t like it?
A.It’s a cinch. You’ll have my email address if you need to get in touch with me. All you do is send it back. I’ll happily refund your money if it’s not for you.
Q.Is this all secure, I don’t feel good about typing in my credit card information?
A.In today’s world, you can’t hardly get any more secure than my order page. It is tested daily to be hacker safe by McAfee, the industry leader.
Q.How much do I need to practice?
A.20 minutes per day is a good place to start. Any less than that and you won’t see the kind of progress you are looking for. You can get by on less, but you may get frustrated with the lack of improvement.
Q.Will your DVDs work in my country?
A.I have students and customers all over the world. These are not region-specific and should work in most any DVD player or computer.
Q.Do you ship to the UK, Australia, Africa, etc?
A.Yes. There are very few countries I cannot ship to.
Q.How much is shipping outside the US?
A.Shipping charges are calculated automatically in the shopping cart once you enter your country and shipping method.
All The Best In The Blues My Friend,
P.S. - Many of the students who had a hand in the creation of Blues Guitar Unleashed 2.0 were exactly where you are today. The problems they faced and the information they needed is what drove me to put this all together in one package. You won’t find a more complete guide to learning blues guitar anywhere.
P.P.S. - If you keep doing what you’ve been doing you’re going to keep getting what you’ve been getting… and that’s probably not working for you. Imagine how much time you can save by using a proven system… and how much it’s costing you every single day that you struggle needlessly.
Blues Guitar Unleashed 2.0 works and you can follow it easily, step-by-step, and you’ll have help from me and thousands of other enthusiastic forum members every step of the way. What are you waiting for? Order your copy today!