Pickup Music Master The Blues TUTORIAL
Play blues guitar like a pro. In this Master Class, Artur breaks down his energetic approach to the blues and gives you the tools to discover your own voice.
Master the Blues
This class builds on the foundational skills from Seth Rosenbloom’s Introduction to Blues Master Class. The step-by-step learning pathways in these classes make for a powerful combination and are simply the best way to learn blues online.
What you’ll learn
You’ll learn modern blues techniques and discover how players like Albert King, SRV, and B.B. King achieved their unique sounds. By the end of this Master Class, you’ll have a new framework for approaching the blues as well as a ton of modern licks, tips, and tricks to take your playing to the next level.
We’ll get right down to it in Part I. with a rigorous rundown of blues rhythm & lead fundamentals. This section includes lessons on different blues forms, scales for soloing, conceptual breakdowns, and Artur’s favorite chord shapes.
In Part II, we’ll challenge you to apply your learnings from Part I. to three different blues progressions. The goal here is to dissect examples of Artur improvising over a progression, and then create your own solo over the provided backing tracks. Then, in Part III, Artur will break down what made B.B. King, Albert King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan such great blues guitarists.
In Part IV, you’ll learn about where the blues is headed with five lessons on modern blues, including target notes, the half-diminished substitution, the diminished scale, minor blues, and Derek Truck-inspired slides.
Finally, we’ll wrap up with four original SongSquads by Artur for your learning pleasure.
- 30+ HD video lessons
- PDF class handbook
- TAB and notation for all examples
- Jam tracks and 3 SongSquads
- Unlimited access to all other classes on pickupmusic.com
Who is this class for?
If you’re comfortable with the basics of the blues, Master the Blues will take your skills to the next level. This class is best suited for qualified beginners and intermediate guitarists who are new to the blues.
Tips for learning
The blues is all about personality and feel. Make sure you spend time integrating these concepts into your playing style and tweaking them until they represent your unique voice as a guitarist.
Winner of the prestigious Crossroads Festival Award and the Gibson Award for best guitarist, Artur Menezes is a rising star in the world of blues. A passionate and energetic guitarist, he’s performed with legends like Buddy Guy and Joe Satriani. Artur is ushering in an exciting new era of modern blues, and we’re thrilled to have him share his insight in this Master Class.
Ready to reach a new level of blues? Let’s get started!