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Fingerstyle Blues for Anyone

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About the Course

In this course you will learn to fingerpick in the pre-war style of the great blues artists from the 1920’s through the mid 1940’s. This class is for anyone wanting to learn to play Fingerstyle Blues. The prerequisite is that the student knows a few basic chords and be able to count to 4, meaning almost anyone can participate.
Here are few highlights of things we will cover in this course:

  • Basic Fingerstyle Blues
  • Use Call and Response
  • Common Blues Progressions
  • Turnarounds and Riffs
  • Blues Improvisation
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About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

5,000 Lessons

In 2016 and 2017, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams to your computer, in qualities as high as 1080p!

79 Instructors

Each live course is supplemented with full tablature, music notation, and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even give you homework options on how to improve and look forward to the following week.

Live Lessons

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens the "classroom" up for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!


Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

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Week 1

03/26/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Getting Started with the 12 Bar Blues

In week 1 we are going to jump right in and learn to combine a simple melody with an open string bass. The 12 bar structure will be demonstrated alongside our first fingerstyle blues.

Week 2

04/02/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Melodic Variation and Syncopation

In this week we will take our melody from week 1 and use various techniques including syncopation to create a more distinctive musical phrase.

Week 3

04/09/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Learning Call and Response

In this lesson you will learn how to extend your musical phrases and to form more cohesive grooves through a technique known as Call and Response.

Week 4

04/16/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Elements of Rhythm (Adding in the Chords)

This week we will introduce seventh chords, which function as the harmonic backdrop of the blues.

Week 5

04/23/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Creating a Groove

In week 5 we are going to take a look at a groove based blues with pedal point chord changes.

Week 6

04/30/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Adding Rhythm Fills

This week focuses on how we can add chords and syncopation to counterbalance and add variety to our 4 bar phrase.

Week 7

05/07/2018 at 8pm Get Access

The Shuffle Rhythm

Our lesson this week will include the E minor pentatonic scale along with a mid tempo blues song in the style of Jimmy Reed.

Week 8

05/14/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Moving Up The Fretboard

This week features a slow delta style blues in E with some signature licks in both open and fifth position.

Week 9

05/21/2018 at 8pm Get Access

Alternating Bass and Travis Picking

This week we are going to learn more about pattern picking and how to keep a steady alternating bass.

Week 10

05/28/2018 at 7pm Get Access

Turnarounds, Riffs and Improvisation

This week wraps up Fingerstyle Blues. In this class we will spend time learning classic riffs and turnarounds.