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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

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hongge
Posted 3 months ago
Excellent Masterclass!

You will learn a lot about blues!

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Scott Brehman
Posted 7 months ago
Worth it

Great teacher, very clear and concise

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Dave Fardoe
Posted 8 months ago
This was just about the perfect level of difficulty for me

As someone who took guitar lessons ages ago, and only got to the level of being a '3-chord strummer', this course turned out to be the the perfect level to be challenging, but not unattainable. It's also encouraged me to work on my barre chords. I found this to be a fantastic approach to learning music theory by doing. Just enough theory to get creative and start improvising music.

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BERKAY GUNER
Posted 8 months ago
Awesome work which makes a change for the good

Jake is a great teacher besides his obvious top notch musicianship and his broad knowledge in music theory. I have always found what I expected or I left with a very useful take-away from each of his practical videos on youtube! Thanks for what you do man!

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hcampus
Posted 11 months ago
Highly recommended!

I’m an intermediate guitarist with strong blues and rock influences. Objectively, this course reinforces those concepts or topics I feel strong in while filling in gaps or weaknesses. Jake’s subjective ideas, opinions and perspectives I found priceless as it would have undoubtedly taken years of practice and playing to discover and learn them on my own. Cheers Jake! Please keep it up!

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Carlos Igrejas
Posted 11 months ago
Fácil de compreender e muito completo

Muito bem explicado, permitiu-me compreender melhor a ligação entre os acordes e escalas de blues. Mto obrigado. Carlos Igrejas from Lisbon, Portugal

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mik23
Posted 12 months ago
great !!!!!!

thanx a lot for the excellent course

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alexlasgusa
Posted 12 months ago
a good start for beginners and a good review for advanced players

amazing job Jake

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fubininho
Posted 12 months ago
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Jake did great classes!

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bauer3
Posted 1 year ago
everything Jake teaches is easy to follow

its all good

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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, you 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 =)