Blues Guitar Lesson
Blues guitar lessons (like jazz) are not for everyone so think carefully before you decide to put the time in. Do you really want to expand into this type of music? Is your level of playing good enough to appreciate the blues? If you think the answer is yes then read on.
There are two online learning options I would recommend for getting to grips with playing the blues and I will begin by telling you a little bit about Chris Elmore. Chris is from australia and since 1999 has been teaching various guitar disciplines from Jazz to finger picking basics. He’s so thorough he even has a dedicated course on how to strum your guitar properly! Chis has done it all from cutting his own albums to playing live in front of thousands of fans and has been featured on radio shows like Hits FM.
His course entitled Total Blues Guitar is dedicated to blues music and will teach you the basics of the blues and how to improvise using bending and vibrato techniques as well as other strategies designed to find the real blues player in you. The course includes all the power chords, chords with added 6th, added 6th and 7th, dominant 7th chord progression and much more than I would want to list here. The course also includes 15 unique jam/backing tracks for you to play along with and a couple of bonuses thrown in, speaking of which you can get Chris’s free report on 50 ways to improve you guitar playing right here.
Chris insists that the reason most people fail with online guitar instruction is because they go after the 5 million or so free guitar video sites or the courses they choose also lack the structure required to fast track your learning. If you sign up today with your one off payment (no monthly fees) you will get Elmore Music’s 30 day, no qestions asked, money back guarantee so it’s more like a 30 day free trial anyway.
Ok, I said two options so let me tell you a little about Guitar Superstars. Now these guys have a whole different setup. Instead of having a series of courses suited to a particular style like blues for example they have a team of teachers who cover the lot and once you’re signed up you will have access to all the courses covering the different styles like jazz, funk, rock, blues, country, classical etc.
Guitar Superstars was setup by a man called Andy Johnson. Andy has been a player-teacher for over 20 years and like Chris Elmore has a good pedigree with his band “rat Arena’s” touring all over the world. The team of instructors he has put together include the likes of Chris Nicholson, Ben Phillips, and Lorenzo Wolff so we’re talking about serious talent here.
Everything is catered for, not just blues guitar lessons from Dave but a wide selection of lessons which would fill over 40 DVD’s covering every style of guitar playng I can think of. Each step by step course is easy to follow and there is a lot of support on hand if you get stuck with anything. There is also something we rarely come across when looking for lessons online and that’s the GSS Jam Machine. It lets you lay down drum & keybord tracks and adjust the volume of each of the channels of the 16 track sequencer independently. Ok, most of us have seen these before when puting together our music but it’s pretty neat for a bonus.
Guitar Superstars is a little more expensive and like Elmore Music it is a one off payment although they will both try to sign you up for a monthly subscription for added benefits but you don’t have to subscribe. With Guitar Superstars you will get more bang for your buck if you are interested in learning all or at least more than one of the styles but if it’s only a blues guitar lesson you’re after then Elmore Music offers more value.