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This course is available as “pay what you can” and all materials are available under the first lesson. Learn how to write and jam the blues effortlessly, by yourself or with an entire band. This course takes us from complete beginner to competent composer in only 5 days by studying the structure of the 12-bar blues, how it can be improved and modified, and how lead lines and solos can interact on top. In addition to the basic blues, the minor blues is taught, as well as several theoretical concepts such as relativity and scale degrees. By the end of this course, you will be able to speak the language of blues, and easily fit in to a live jam by knowing the commonly used scales, chords, and structures.

Topics covered include

  • I + IV + V Chords
  • The Basic 12 – Bar Blues
  • Rhythm, Swing, 4/4, and 6/8
  • Quick Change + Turnaround
  • Chord Substitutions (9th, 13th, 7#9)
  • Rhythm Guitar Techniques
  • Pentatonic Minor/Major + The Blues Scale
  • Minor 7th Chords
  • Minor Blues
  • The Role of Bass and Keys
  • Advanced Topics + Next Steps

It also includes the following free resources

  •  53 Page Pdf (course walk through)
  •  2 Reference Pdfs
  •  5 Custom mp3s
  •  Lessons and practice plans for 5 days

Ratings and Reviews

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52 Ratings
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Scott Fey
Posted 4 weeks ago
Clear and to the Point

Jake is a great teacher. Spends tons of time preparing materials that present the information in a concise, clear way. He clearly has a mastery of the subject as his explanations are direct and to the point. Among best teachers I've found on the internet.

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Posted 3 months ago
Great crash course

Deep enough to get a good foundation. The course was put together very well, and I appreciate and enjoy Jake’s teaching style and enthusiasm.

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Posted 3 months ago

Liked everything, very clear, very practical. Very generous.

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Posted 4 months ago
Excellent course for any who’s serious about the blues. Highly recommended!

Thank you, Jake for your generosity, hard work and talent!

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Werdany Galloos
Posted 7 months ago
Amazing Instructor and Curriculum

Nothing to dislike

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Scott Hutchins
Posted 11 months ago

I was asked to review before watching any vids. The other course I am enrolled in, the rhythm courses been very very good. I presume this one will be as well

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Posted 12 months ago

Nicely explained courses.

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Posted 1 year ago
Excellent Course!

Love the presentation! Well thought out and very clear! The backing tracts and the "home work" instructions really make this a complete course. Thanks! Ted

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greg palmer
Posted 1 year ago
All of it is important

these courses are some of the most important, people expect you to know this stuff if you say you play guitar

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Music Theory and Songwriting Course FAQs

Probably! Only about 15% of this course is dedicated to the guitar, while the remaining concepts are taught in a way that can easily be applied to any other instrument. However, since all the theory taught is viewed through the lens of the guitar, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you own a guitar before pursuing this course to finish.
This is not a course on guitar playing or technique, but on theory and songwriting. The only skills you are expected to know is how to read guitar tablature, and the absolute basics of guitar playing (how to fret a note, open chords, etc)
I can confidently say that this method of learning will be more effective and valuable for many types of students. Since there is no wasted time or filler, it is more time-efficient than real life lessons where the teacher or student can get distracted. The printable materials are of a higher quality than most private lessons. And the ability to replay a lesson over and over is invaluable for students struggling to understand difficult topics.
Not quite- my YouTube channel explores more advanced topics without explaining the prerequisites. 95% of the content in this course is totally unique and unexplored on my channel, and is taught in a linear fashion as to make sure you’re totally competent by the end. There are only two lessons that include cross over with my YouTube channel. However, after some lessons, Design and Develop by Inbox Technologyyou are directed to specific YouTube videos I’ve produced to help expand on your understanding of the previous topics and to help weave my channel in with the course.
Nope! Once purchased you’ll have access for life, including any additional lessons or worksheets that get added in over time.
Currently, no. But I am working on getting a physical version of the course made instead of digital-only. Stay tuned!
If you are not satisfied with the course content or accessibility, you may request a refund within 30 days of purchase.
The sale price of $200 will only be available during special holiday promotions. Sign up to my email list to know when the next sale begins.
Reach out to me directly on my email and let me know your situation, I might be able to help =)