You’ll Learn how to play real blues acoustic guitar with lessons from an experienced 40+ year’s blues playing veteran…
There are many styles to be played on your guitar and by far, the blues are one of those styles that demand’s dedication and effort to perfect the style.
It’s not often you can benefit from taking lessons from a veteran player with over 40 years of real experience playing the blues guitar in an authentic way.
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Jim Bruce has made his life’s work to studying the old blues styles of playing, and this old style is passed forward within his lessons. Many blues songs feature a short instrumental break (solo) after each line – a sort of call and response action.
The break came about to allow the singer to improvise as most words and instrumental chords were created on the fly.
It allowed the original blues singers to think ahead and construct the next verse of the song or chords to be played. I guess you could think of old-style blues, like the style rap of today. It’s raw and full of emotion, dwelling on love and loneliness. They tell of injustice and hopelessness, and the longing for a better life.
Not only do you get high-quality tuition and the best blues guitar lessons; you can expect a good history lesson in playing the styles Jim teaches. Of cause, you may never get to meet your coach in person, but even after the first lesson, you get the feeling that Jim Bruce just knocked at your door to give you a 30-minute private lesson in your own home.
If you are a beginner player, to get the best out of these lessons, you will need to have some understanding of finger picking and standard chord progressions. Texas To The Delta With Jim Bruce teaches the blues style of playing and is not your typical starting from scratch acoustic blues guitar lessons for the beginner.
All forty lessons are broken down into understandable segments, with Jim, first off, giving you a short intro performance in the style of the blues artist for each lesson.
The first lesson Jim teaches is in the style of the Texas Blues Man, Sam John Hopkins, better known as Lightning’ Hopkins. He was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Who passed from this life in 1982.
There are two songs you will be learning in the style of Hopkins, “Baby Please Don’t Go” and “Woman Called Mary.” You can watch a rare performance of Sam Hopkins playing Baby Please Don’t Go, at the top of the page, click on the play button.
The intentions of these lessons are not to turn you into a tribute act. The sole aim is to equip you with the skills to improvise and incorporate their techniques into your music and build on your own blues style of playing.
However, to achieve this goal, you’ll need a coach like Jim Bruce. Jim’s worked through four decades himself evolving and developing his own style. Like each of the artists portrayed in the lessons, they also developed their own individual style over their long-playing careers.
In his own words, Lightning’ Sam Hopkins said, he discovered his style of playing came from his heart and soul. It’s Jim Bruce’s intentions with guidance, for you also to find and develop a style. A blues style that your audience will find exciting to watch and listen to you playing.
So let’s look at a typical lesson, 90% of the forty lessons are on average 25 minutes long. You’ll get to watch a short intro performance by Jim, take a seat, this is awe and wonder stuff, he’s one awesome blues player on his own right. Then you will learn a little about the artist and style of play. Then finishing up with the actual lesson, built around the particular blues player.
It can be a task for anyone learning blues guitar even if you are beyond beginner stage in your guitar mastery. It’s a genre of music that requires massive dedication and feeling by the student.
So that’s a good reason to pick experience over inexperience. When it comes to choosing a coach. You cannot go wrong with Jim Bruce. He’s been playing the blues on the streets of Europe and exciting the crowds with concerts for the last four decades.
You’ll learn the secrets of legendary blues players like Robert Leroy Johnson. Johnson pictured is recognized as a master of the blues, particularly of the Mississippi Delta blues style. Some say he sold his soul to the devil, he was that good.
Let’s take a look at other influential players you’re going to learn and take inspiration from.
Everything about Jim Bruce screams experience and quality. His finger style blues lessons are of the very highest quality and most intuitive you are likely to find. If you’re looking forward to learning just one of the many blues styles, you’ve found your coach going forward. More so if you want to add a wider range of blues styles to your guitar strings. For that very reason, you don’t want to make the mistake of not allowing Jim Bruce into your home.
Comments from the reviewer:
If you take up Jim Bruce’s offer to become your coach, you can go forward with confidence you’re going to be learning old-school acoustic blues guitar styles and techniques from past masters.
The lessons actually focus on the styles and techniques; the old bluesmen used decades ago that made the blues sound what it is today.
Although there is a massive difference between online guitar lessons and private lessons conducted in your own home. You will see for yourself that Jim Bruce has a wealth of knowledge and playing experience that comes across in the video lessons.
His style of teaching, quickly allows students to learn any of the blues genre styles of playing. From delta blues, through open tuning and bottleneck, to Piedmont ragtime.
I Highly recommend this blues guitar course for everyone. However, I will say that beginners may find the lessons overwhelming, without a fair understanding of tabs and chord progression.
If you have a desire to play old-time blues, you can benefit from Jim Bruce’s forty years blues experience.
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