Play the Blues

Lead Guitar, Riffs and Licks! Everything a Beginner Needs to Play the Blues All in One Place!

The Blues is a language every musician should be able to speak. If you are a fan of The Rolling Stones or any classic rock, you are already familiar with this unique American sound. Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson and Chuck Berry are just a few of the Blues giants you'll hear about in this 10 week course.

Play the Blues is designed for busy people to reach their guitar playing goals. Not only will you learn the basic tenants that lead to rock and roll, you will finally be able to "jam"! Improvisation is often the skill that separates students from musicians and with this journey into the world of Blues you will be on your way to improvisation in any style!

Topics Covered:

  • Riffs
  • Licks
  • Blues Theory
  • Riffs
  • Licks
  • Blues Theory
  • Lead Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Form
  • Technique
  • Dexterity Exercises
  • Musicianship
  • ...and much more.

  • Why take this course and how much time does it take to complete?
    Play the Blues is from the greatest guitar school in the world for beginners and we only hire the best teachers (fewer than 10% of applicants). If you follow this program you will be playing the blues in just 10 weeks!

    In our in-person class, you only have access to the teachers for 10 weeks but our online course you get access for life!

    Do I need any previous guitar experience?

    Minimal guitar experience is required for the course. Anyone who knows a few open chords and a couple basic strumming patterns will be just fine.

Your Instructor

NYC Guitar School
NYC Guitar School

NYC Guitar School makes learning simple step by step and song by song, in structured and motivating classes with a skilled coach and fun classmates. Over 5,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play in NYC Guitar School's Guitar For Absolute Beginners class, and have given the class hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon. And now NYC Guitar School classes are available via on-demand video.

Want to learn to guitar, but aren't sure how? As a beginner, you need:

  • a step by step process to learn with efficiency and confidence.

  • a trained and experienced coach to save your time with insights and tips.

  • an environment and community to nurture your focus and motivation.

NYC Guitar School Online features the same great teachers and proven curriculum which have helped thousands of busy New Yorkers learn to play in four NYC Metro locations.

If you live in New York City, visit to join our musical community we have classes, jams, workouts, lessons, bands and camps for you. If you don't live in New York City, we welcome you virtually via and when you do visit, be sure to drop by!

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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