So you have decided to learn and master blues guitar, but you don’t know where to begin. Private lessons aren’t for you because maybe you don’t have time to attend a weekly class, maybe you can’t afford them, or maybe you just are more comfortable doing it yourself in your own home. You have had a look at the free online blues guitar courses, but have found them lacking in many regards.
Your next logical choice, you figure, is to buy a blues guitar DVD. There are many programs to choose from, but in my opinion, Learn and Master Blues Guitar may be the best way to learn how to play the blues on guitar. After I tell you about everything it has to offer, I think you are going to agree.
What This Set Has to Offer
When you receive Learn and Master Blues Guitar, you will find a 6 disc instructional set, a jam along CD and DVD, and a 109 page lesson book in PDF format. This set promises to make you a master of the blues guitar, it says it right there in the title, in a matter of months, and to be perfectly honest, it delivers.
When you pop the first disc into your DVD player, your blues guitar tutorial begins with instructor Steve Krenz covering the basics like chords, scales, and twelve bar blues. From there, you will slowly but steadily build your way up to advanced techniques like soloing, vibrato, and improvisation.
What Makes This Set Stand Out
Most blues guitar lessons simply teach you a few cool sounding blues licks and fills, but Steve Krenz truly does take you on a journey to blues mastery with thorough step-by-step instructions and he incorporates musical understanding and theory into the lessons. He will also show you some riffs that you can use incorporate into your playing right away, improving your repertoire greatly.
Some other features that set Learn and Master Blues Guitar apart from the rest of the pack include the ear training exercises, called “Hearing the Blues,” the interviews with blues guitar legends Johnny Hiland and Jack Pearson, and the Jam Track DVD that allows you to not only play along with a professional quality band, adding to the enjoyment of practice, but as you can see in the picture here, shows you the sheet music to go along with what you are playing. Combined with the Jam Track CD, you get an invaluable tool to your practice sessions with a total of 22 professionally recorded and performed tracks.
What You Can Expect to Learn
Obviously, you will be learning the blues with this set, but it’s not just about learning to play. As mentioned earlier, you will learn the concepts and theory behind playing the blues as well as an appreciation for this art form. You will also learn the techniques used by the pros, such as:
- Fast Shuffle
- Slow 12/8 Blues
- Blues notes
- Blues scales
- Blues in all keys
- Blues chord progressions
- Blues guitar techniques
- And so much more
What Others Are Saying
Don’t want to take my word for it? Read what others have been saying about the series with a testimonial and two professional opinions:
“I must thank you Steve. You have changed my life. If it weren’t for L&M Guitar and now the Blues Spotlight Series, I would never played guitar. I started last Mar 13th and followed the program religiously. Then in November, bought the spotlight series for Blues guitar. I love to play. In my wildest dreams I never believed I could play, much less get up in front of someone. Now I can and I am having a great deal of fun with life again. Thanks for caring so much for people and sharing the gift of music God has bestowed on you with people like me.” – Joe King, Fayetteville, North Carolina
“I really enjoyed working with Steve on the blues course. He’s a fine guitarist and an excellent instructor. The Legacy Learning Systems products are top notch.” – Jack Pearson, guitarist, Allman Brothers Band, Jimmy Buffett, Delbert McClinton
“I am very honored to have had the pleasure of meeting, pickin,’ and teaching guitar with my new bud, Steve Krenz. Legacy Learning Systems provide a wonderful, informative, and user-friendly way to learn guitar. It’s fun, easy to use, and inspirational!!!” – Johnny Hiland, guitarist, Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr.
I’ve already told you all about the fantastic teaching style and everything this series gives you compared to other blues guitar lessons, however, there is one downside to this set. This is simply not the place to start if you are seeking blues guitar lessons for beginners.
Don’t go running away just yet though. I’m not saying you have to be a guitar virtuoso or anything, simply that you need to be at least an “advanced beginner,” that is, you should at least have a general idea of fretting, basic chords, and the like before starting this program. In my opinion, though, anyone saying they will teach you to learn and master the blues without you ever having picked up a guitar is swindling you. You should at least know the basics of guitar before you try to learn a specific style.
The Ordering Process
If you have never ordered anything online, don’t worry. There is nothing to be intimidated by or any need to worry about the security of your personal information. The Learn and Master site is a secure, encrypted site so all of your personal information is safe from prying eyes. The ordering process is simple and straightforward, no need to worry about whether you are doing it right. Just follow these easy steps:
- Click the “Order Now” Icon.
- A page will open showing you the Learn and Master Blues set. Click on “Add to Cart”
- You will be taken to a screen where you will simply select the quantity you would like to purchase (it is already set to 1 by default) and your shipping option. You are then shown your total with shipping added in. Then click “Proceed to Checkout”
- On the next screen you either enter your credit card or PayPal information, along with your name and address and then click “Place Order.”
And that is all there is to it. It’s simple, safe, and convenient. Within days you will have a package at your door via UPS containing your guitar lessons on DVD, your lesson book, and your jam along discs.
Value and Satisfaction
At only $99, Learn and Master Blues Guitar is an incredible value. The average cost of private lessons is about $20 per lesson. You will have spent the cost of this series in only five lessons and have nowhere near the mastery you will achieve with this series from only that many lessons. When it comes to other DVD or online lessons, you won’t find anything near the quality of this set, let alone for the price.
If that isn’t enough to convince you, Learn and Master offers a 60 day money back guarantee on all of their products. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the DVD set, just ship it back within the 60 days and you will promptly be refunded the full amount you paid for it.
Whether you play electric or acoustic guitar, if you want to learn and master the blues, I can’t think of a better way to do it than with this series. Fantastic, thorough, and easy to follow instructions from a great teacher, features you won’t find with any other lessons, great value, virtually no negatives, and a risk-free money back guarantee make this a must buy.