Blues Guitar Lessons

The Blues was born in the Deep South of America. Blues music is a uniquely American melting pot of traditional African music, European folk music & forms, spiritual songs, slave and farm field work chants. Blues styles and characteristics influenced the basis of jazz, rhythm and blues, and early rock and roll music.

The sound of blues is defined by swing rhythms and “blue notes”, which are a unique way of mixing major chords and harmonies with minor notes for ornamentation.

Blues can be played on acoustic guitar or electric guitar. It can be simple, direct and earthy. It can be sophisticated, delicate and sublime.

Here at Guitar Tricks® the best way to get started learning how to play the blues is with our step-by-step blues courses:

Blues Level 1 Course
Blues Level 2 Course

To learn blues songs on guitar, check out the songs page: Blues Song Lessons

If you are more experienced, you can explore blues guitar topics in more detail from the lessons below.

Andy: Blues

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Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley

Christopher: 12 Bar Blues

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Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Blues Orchestration

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Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Learning Blues Licks

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Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Major Notes in Minor Pentatonic

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Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Rhythm And Blues Style

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Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Doug: Blues

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Doug Fearman
Doug Fearman
Doug Fearman
Doug Fearman
Doug Fearman

Doug: Southern Rock

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Doug Fearman
Doug Fearman

Hanspeter: Blues

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Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi

Neal: Channel Episodes

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Neal Walter
Neal Walter
Neal Walter

Nick: Blues Improvisation

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Nick Marchant
Nick Marchant
Nick Marchant

Blues Topics

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Anders Mouridsen
Douglas Showalter
Lisa McCormick
Ron Sayer
Anders Mouridsen
Andy Gurley
Anders Mouridsen
Ry Kihn
Doug Fearman
Andy Gurley
Ben Lindholm