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Blues

Endless energy. Youthful Innocence. Vintage vibes. Winner of the ultra-prestigious Gibson Blues Guitarist of the Year, Artur Menezes, now joins the JamPlay roster of artists and educators. We are excited to announce his course, The Evolution to Modern Blues

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Artur discusses his new course, what you can expect to learn, and what you should know...

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Lesson 2

Harmony & the 12 Bar...

Understanding the form of the 12 bar blues is foundational to blues guitar playing. Internalizing...

Length: 5:11
Lesson 3

Fast Change and Minor...

We've learned the standard 12 bar form. There are many different feels that fit within...

Length: 6:32
Lesson 4

Slow Blues

Although a very common type of blues, don't be fooled by the word "slow" in slow blues....

Length: 9:14
Lesson 5

Shuffle

The shuffle is one of the core feels of blues. In this lesson Artur talks about how to...

Length: 3:33
Lesson 6

Turnarounds

Turnarounds are lines played over the bars 11 and 12. They're commonly played on blues...

Length: 8:48
Lesson 7

Minor Pentatonic Scale...

To improvise over a blues tune, major or minor, the Minor Pentatonic Scale is a foundational...

Length: 12:30
Lesson 8

Minor Pentatonic Scale...

Now on to the 2nd shape of the minor pentatonic scale. Get ready for the scale plus 4...

Length: 8:00
Lesson 9

Minor Pentatonic Scale...

Another scale shape, another 4 licks! This time it's shape 3 of the minor pentatonic scale.

Length: 8:18
Lesson 10

Minor Pentatonic Scale...

The 4th shape add yet more flavors to your minor pentatonic scale licks. Again, we learn...

Length: 7:11
Lesson 11

Minor Pentatonic Scale...

In this lesson Artur teaches us the last shape of the minor pentatonic scale. And as with...

Length: 6:33
Lesson 12

Bends and Vibratos

Bends and Vibrato are some of if not the most important things to consider when you express...

Length: 9:10
Lesson 13

Intro Licks - From the...

Have you ever attended to a blues jam session and heard someone yell "Shuffle in D, from...

Length: 7:58
Lesson 14

Ending Licks

Finishing strong is very important when playing the blues! In this lesson, Artur explains...

Length: 8:25
Lesson 15

BB King Style Licks

It's important to copy the masters in order to understand the blues language and with...

Length: 6:04
Lesson 16

Albert King Style Licks

It's important to listen to and emulate the masters in order to understand blues language...

Length: 7:16
Lesson 17

Stevie Ray Vaughn Style...

When we study the blues greats, it's inevitable that their style will seep into our own...

Length: 13:58
Lesson 18

Chord Substitutions

Using movements and chord substitution are very important to make the song more musical,...

Length: 10:28
Lesson 19

Soloing with the Chord...

Now Artur shows us an interesting way of improvising using chords and their arpeggios...

Length: 11:18
Lesson 20

Major Pentatonic Over...

Players like BB King and Derek Trucks mastered playing the major scale over a traditional...

Length: 10:25
Lesson 21

Minor Pentatonic Runs

This lesson is all about an easy but important exercise meant to connect all of the minor...

Length: 6:53
Lesson 22

Minor Pentatonic Plus...

Instead of thinking modally, Artur is the type of player that likes to think: Minor Pentatonic...

Length: 7:19
Lesson 23

Minor Pentatonic Plus...

The minor pentatonic plus the major 3rd is the subject of this lesson. Get ready to add...

Length: 6:59
Lesson 24

Minor Pentatonic Plus...

More flavors to add to your playing - Adding the major 6 to the minor pentatonic scale...

Length: 5:06
Lesson 25

Minor Pentatonic Plus...

Adding the major 9 flavor to your minor pentatonic scale licks will give you a more modern...

Length: 4:55
Lesson 26

Altered Scale Licks...

Using the altered scale in just the right spot can start suggesting jazz tonality in your...

Length: 8:27
Lesson 27

Dominant Diminished...

Dominant diminished. Yet another scale that takes you into new territory, tonally speaking....

Length: 8:33
Lesson 28

Chromatic Licks

Using chromaticism is an easy way to add a more modern approach and tonality. Artur uses...

Length: 7:00
Lesson 29

Minor Blues Licks

The minor blues is a foundational blues style that has it's roots deep in the genre. ...

Length: 7:52
Lesson 30

Jazzy Swing Blues

The more we move towards jazz tonality, the more sophisticated our blues becomes. In...

Length: 6:38
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Learn more About Artur Menezes

Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur Menezes is a high-energy guitarist and plays with such a feeling that impresses the crowds. Based in Los Angeles, the brazilian artist is making his name playing around US and he just released his 4th album - "Keep Pushing"- produced by Josh Smith.

In addition to performing the traditional blues with expertise and respect, he also plays modern blues, mixing with other styles.

Recently, Artur shared the stage with Joe Satriani in a festival in Brazil for a 20 thousand people audience. He also opened for the grammy winner Bobby Rush in LA.

Two years ago, when he was still living in Brazil, Artur was the headline of inumerous festivals. In 2014, headline at Augustibluus Festival in Estonia and played in clubs in UK. In 2015, he had a tour in Mexico and in 2013 in Argentina.

In 2012, Artur played the opening shows for Buddy Guy's South American tour in Brazil. Artur lived in Chicago in 2006, 2007 and 2011, jamming in many blues clubs with great artists. That's where he met and played with Buddy Guy in his club (Buddy Guy's Legends).

In 2013 Artur led a contest during the 1st phase – tied with a band from Los Angeles – among more than 2000 artists from around the world for a place to play with Eric Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, one of the largest and busiest guitar festivals in the world, held at Madison Square Garden in NY.

Artur lived in Chicago for short periods of time in 2006, 2007 and 2011 and he had the opportunity to play in JAM Sessions with Buddy Guy, John Primer, Charlie Love & The Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander, Phil Guy, Brother John, Jimmi Burns, Big Ray, among others, and in bars of great importance to the blues, like Kingston Mines, Smokey Daddy, Rosa’s, Vine Tastings and Katherina’s.

Concerned about disseminating and expanding access to blues in Brazil, Artur was one of the founders of the society “Casa do Blues” (House Of Blues), which promotes weekly shows with free entrance, remaining on the board of the project until early 2013.

Artur was a speaker at TEDx,, an annual event licensed by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) in 2013, where personalities share their experiences and knowledge in presentations broadcast live on the Internet and later released on video, the TEDTalks accessible to billions of people worldwide.