Our online Blues Guitar Styles 101 will take you from being stuck in a rut to playing in each of the six great blues styles with real confidence. How do we do this? With comprehensive video lessons, backing tracks, detailed notes and notation, supported by personalized feedback from an experienced ICMP blues guitar expert. 

The course spends one week, or module, on each subject so you can learn the language, history, technique and rhythms for all six essential blues styles. Each module focuses on two of the key players in each style giving you an in-depth stylistic analysis so you too can unlock the musical DNA of that style.
Once you have completed this step-by-step course, you too will know how to master the essential guitar styles including Chicago Blues, Texas Blues, West Coast Blues, Memphis Blues, Late Texas Blues and British Blues, bringing a whole new level of fun to your blues playing. It is a highly practical course and you will be assigned tasks to complete in each module.

Weekly Video Feedback
+ 121 lesson time 

The course author is Justin Sandercoe, a renown online guitar teacher whose video lessons have been watched over 58 million times. On this course you will be guided through the material by an ICMP blues guitar expert in weekly video lessons; on top of this expect weekly private video feedback and 121 lesson time during your course. And of course, whilst the course is six weeks in duration, you retain access to the content so can review whenever you need!

What’s covered?

Module 1: Texas Blues covers such topics as Freddy King licks and rhythms, Lightnin’ Hopkins licks and how to use a looper.   

Module 2: Chicago Blues will develop your understanding of Chicago Blues, covering blues curls and the licks and rhythms of such greats as Hubert Sumlin and Muddy Waters

Module 3: West Coast Blues will provide an introduction into this style, with blues bending techniques and licks and rhythms from T Bone Walker and Johnny Watson

Module 4: Memphis Blues will get you started in this important genre, with more extreme bending and licks and rhythms from BB King and Albert King

Module 5: British Blues provides an introduction into British Blues, with licks and rhythms from British greats Eric Clapton and Peter Green plus Blues Vibrato techniques

Module 6: Late Texas Blues introduces you to this genre, with licks and rhythms from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter Licks plus String Muting techniques

Course start dates:

  • Tuesday 10th August 2021


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Could you be eligible for a free place on this course?

We're offering a bursary for up to 60 students on a range of our short music courses for those who have no previous experience of Higher Education.


Key facts

  • Weekly private video feedback with an ICMP blues guitar expert
  • 121 lesson time to be used during your course
  • Structure 6 week online course including HD videos and support materials
  • Student discussion forum
  • Download all course materials
  • 6 week course
  • Next start date: Tuesday 10th August 2021

The Independent newspaper calls Justin Sandercoe “one of the most influential guitar teachers in history” and guitar legends such as Brian May and Steve Vai sing his praises. Before teaching millions of guitar players online, Justin taught in the flesh at the ICMP campus in London and has written for Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar magazines.


To make the most of this course, students should be at least ‘foundation’ to ‘lower intermediate’ level on their instrument. You should be able to perform rhythm guitar parts (both chord and riff based) and be able to play a solo using the fundamental techniques. 


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