If you are a self-taught bedroom guitarist who needs the courage and live performance know-how to get out there to jam with real players, then Brave Your First Blues Jam is for you.
Brave Your First Blues Jam gives you all the blues playing knowledge, gig preparation guidance and jam veteran advice you need to deliver a confident first live performance.
Blues is a safe place to begin because the Blues genre has a simple and universal format – meaning no surprises.
A blues jam is like Kindergarten, a place when you can learn from other musicians and grow through experiencing playing in a live situation.
Written by a seasoned international touring guitar player and blues jam regular, plus contributions from jam veterans with decades of experience, Brave Your First Blues Jam starts you on the next stage of your journey of growth as a guitarist by helping you prepare, understand, interact and play with other musicians at your local jam session or open mic night.
"I’m still on a MASSIVE high from the experience and listened to the recording all the way home !! I rate it as one of the best things I’ve ever done and right up there with going solo in my first aeroplane at the young age of 15. I learnt an incredible amount. Really cool!!"
- Tim V, BYFBJ Student and Airline pilot
"Your instruction method is very clear and easy for me to follow. I eagerly await every new lesson you put up!"
"Your easy and colloquial way of teaching coupled with your insight as a Jimi Hendrix tribute band player are precious!"
Sure, you'll be a little anxious on the night but it won't be because you've no idea what you are doing. Brave Your First Blues Jam takes you by the hand and walks you through everything you need to know. The course provides the advice and preparation methods of professional musicians, plus all the licks, chords and song knowledge you need, as well as gear and stagecraft tips.
Inside each module you receive a comprehensive look at one aspect of the performance. This is 50% guitar tuition and 50% practice, preparation and stage nerves management techniques
Aswell as trainings and tips on the things to watch out for when playing live there's a series of blues guitar masterclasses leading you through rhythmn and solo playing ideas and construction, performance tips and some cool tricks to pull out of the bag when you're up there on stage. Things like how to:
Get started today and be ready for your first jam session in 3 months or less!
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"Great videos, by far the most comprehensive breakdown I've ever seen"
"You were a fantastic conduit and guide. I know i'm a solid guitar player but have always lacked the organic feel of someone who can move around the fretboard."
I've been playing guitar for 33 years and teaching for over a decade. I came of age listening to Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Gary Moore.
I've performed in the UK, Europe and the United States and spent years in a blues band with regular gig at a blues bar in London, England. Right now, I play in a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show.
I remember what its like to be a self-taught guitarist because I am one. Stuff can get confusing and there's nobody to ask. I always keep this in mind when teaching, I avoid jargon and abstract music theory, because if I explain it clearly and you just play it, you'll understand it.
Blues is a genre that's forgiving to learn but challenging to master, that's why its a perfect framework or your first jam session. At a blues jam, you feel safe those just 3 chords but there's also room for you to listen, learn and create.
I'll guide you through the preparation, the musical knowledge and give you all you need to know about playing live and dealing with your anxiety of this being your "first time".
Originally from the UK, I now live in New Zealand. I've toured in bands to Europe and the United States and learned much from jamming with the awesome musicians around me. I want to help you do that too – so let's get started!
"I just recently started playing guitar again after giving up for about 10 years because I have nerve damage and degenerative disc disease in my neck. I'm not better but I got the itch to start playing again. I can use your videos to get me back in shape."