Blues Guitarist

A Tribute to the 12 Bars and Beyond

The 12-bar blues is a time-tested, cherished progression pioneered by the greats and beloved by most blues musicians today. This Toolkit aims to serve both audiences; the traditionalist bluesmen inspired by music from the 1930s-1960s, and the more contemporary bluesman aiming to modify and personalize this beloved tonality. This Toolkit offers you 3 distinct courses, 60 lessons, and 100 play along tracks.

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80 Lessons

80 lessons in 4 seperate packs, filmed in 4k video quality.

80 JamTracks

Includes 80 play along tracks with stems and guide tracks.

4k & 1080p

All lessons are filmed in 4k with 7 cameras and delivered in 1080p.

Tabs & GPX

All tabs and notation included in PDF and Guitar Pro formats.

Blues Guitarist

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This Toolkit is suited for guitarists of all skill levels, and for both acoustic and electric guitar players. Practice examples are provided for all exercises, along with playalong tracks to pair your playing against a real-world application. Learn more about the Toolkit contents below.

12 Bar Blues

Complete Course - New for 2019

At the heart of the blues lies the 12-bar form. It’s incredibly simple structure allows it to be endlessly altered and incorporated into blues tunes, both classic and modern. Exploring this form in all of its intricacies is a coming-of-age ritual for every blues musician, and we do so by learning ten 12-bar-blues forms, ranging from your standard fare to more creative and esoteric interpretations. Once the form is understood, we will then move on to playing licks over each example, furthering our knowledge of this cornerstone of blues.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Guide Tracks Included
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by William Roberts.

Purpose

Gain a full understanding of the core blues structure, the 12-bar blues, by discovering 10 interpretations, ranging from classic staples to more modern concoctions, by first understanding the rhythm and form and then moving on to playing licks.

The Focus

Develop understand of the 12-bar blues, the foundation of the entire genre.
  • Learn ten 12-bar-blues forms.
  • Discover both classic and modern interpretations.
  • Learn to play licks and lead over these classic forms.
  • Play along with professionally-produced tracks.
  • Become a well-rounded blues player.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Roots of the Blues

2019 Lick Pack

You’ve heard licks like these dozens of times and in countless songs, and for good reason: they are time-tested, cherished licks pioneered by the greats and beloved by most blues musicians today. Explore twenty ideas inspired by artists such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, Lead Bellie, Son House and more. Learn complete musical ideas that can be played on their own, or modified and inserted into your own creations.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Guide Tracks Included
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by William Roberts.

Purpose

Use a repertoire of classic licks, inspired by blues greats, to energize your playing and aid you in developing an authentic blues feel. Remember, before you can break the rules, you need to know the rules.

The Focus

Explore twenty classic blues licks inspired by the greatest players of all time.
  • Learn timeless licks and riffs that are still used today.
  • Explore the style of different artists and incorporate their unique tendencies.
  • Hone your historical knowledge of the genre.
  • Practice along with tracks.
  • Use these licks as they are, or modify them and use them in your own songs.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Beyond the 12 Bar Blues

Complete Course - New for 2019

The sheer amount of creativity possible with just the 12-bar blues is staggering, but eventually every musician will want to break free of this self-imposed prison and step into the world of non-traditional blues forms. We dissect and teach 20 unique forms that vary in feel, chord composition and length. Each example will introduce a new idea, give you a lick, riff or progression to play, and provide a JamTrack to play along with. Expand your musical horizons and break out of the ordinary.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Guide Tracks Included
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by William Roberts.

Purpose

To step outside the world of the 12-bar blues and learn non-traditional forms. Open your eyes with twenty new ideas that will show the genre in a new light.

The Focus

Explore non-traditional blues forms using exciting new forms, licks and riffs.
  • Explore twenty new blues ideas that deviate from the standard 12-bar blues.
  • Learn exciting new progressions, licks and riffs.
  • Break out of the ordinary while still respecting blues heritage.
  • Practice along with twenty professionally-produced JamTracks.
  • Improve both rhythm and lead playing.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Modern Blues Licks & Riffs

2019 Lick Pack

Explore the inner-workings of modern blues by learning twenty unique licks that exemplify the best ideas of contemporary artists. Featuring different tempos, time signatures, keys, tones, and techniques these licks will fully examine the gamut of present-day music. After learning the lick, play along with a professionally-recorded track to further hone your skills.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Guide Tracks Included
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by William Roberts.

Purpose

Delve into twenty blues licks inspired by modern artists and songs to further your understanding of the genre.

The Focus

  • Learn twenty unique licks that make use of different techniques and styles.
  • See how modern players have changed and improved the genre.
  • Play along with full-band JamTracks.
  • Take these licks, or part of the, and incorporate them into your own lead playing.
  • Play in different styles, using different techniques, on different areas of the fretboard.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.

Through the Ages

2019 JamTrack Pack

Created exclusively for this unique JamTrack Pack, we’ve developed a fun and easy approach for guitarists of any skill-level to become a master of the 12-bar-blues form. The first three tracks, out of a total of twenty, are based on a slow-blues feel and are ideal for a brand-new players. After mastering these slower and simpler progressions, you can progress to faster and more complicated ideas, all the while exploring different keys. Ending the pack, we will move into several acoustic tracks, featuring challenging keys, chord variations and unique grooves meant to round out your understanding of this classic form. Each track can be played along with, to further rhythmic skill and understanding, or soloed over to hone improvisational skills.

Contents

  • 20 Lessons (MP4)
  • 20 Playalong Tracks (MP3)
  • Filmed in 4K
  • Delivered in 1080p
  • Guide Tracks Included
  • Tablature (GPX, PDF)
  • Own it for life

Course taught by William Roberts.

Purpose

Learn to either play along with, or solo over, common 12-bar blues progressions using professionaly-produced JamTracks. This flexible pack is suitable for guitarists of all skill levels.

The Focus

Improve your ability to play 12-bar blues rhythms, or solo over them.
  • Acoustic and electric play-along tracks.
  • Play along in different keys and at different tempos.
  • Improve your lead playing by practicing with a blues band.
  • Progress from beginner to more advanced tracks.
Included 100% free with your Annual Membership.
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