Let Me Show You How To Play Exactly Like the Original Blues Men ...
This prompted me to go back to the great classic blues artists such as Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and Lightnin' Hopkins and ask the question ...
My video lessons are packed with tips about the finger picking techniques used by most of the major blues men, advice on tuning, singing and introducing musical breaks.
Check out some videos in the playlist below and you'll get an idea of my teaching style and method. A list of the lessons included in my 36 lesson pack (order at the bottom of the page) are included underneath the playlist - if you have questions, you can mail me here.
Baby Please Don't Go - Lightnin' Hopkins
Blues Day Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
Blues Before Sunrise - Scrapper Blackwell
Careless Love - Blind Boy Fuller
CC & O Blues - Pink Anderson
Come On Boys - Blind Blake
Crossroads - Robert Johnson
Diddie Wah Diddie - Blind Blake
Down and Out - Scrapper Blackwell
Down The Country - Blind Blake
Dupree Blues - Willie Walker
Glory Of Love - Big Bill Broonzy
Hey Hey - Big Bill Broonzy
Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
Kokomo Blues - Scrapper Blackwell
Livin' With The Blues - Brownie McGhee
Love in Vain - Robert Johnson
Woman Called Mary - Lightnin' Hopkins
Me and The Devil - Robert Johnson
Mobile Texas Line - Leroy Carr
Police Dog Blues - Blind Blake
Poor And Ain't Got A Dime - Floyd Council
Reap What You Sow - Mance Lipscombe
Satisfied/Pallet On The Floor - Mississippi John Hurt
South Carolina Rag - Willie Walker
Statesboro' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
That'll Never Happen No More - Blind Blake
Tootie Blues - Blind Blake
Too Tight Blues - Blind Blake
Truckin' Little Baby - Blind Boy Fuller
Untrue Blues - Blind Boy Fuller
Walkin' Blues - Robert Johnson
Weeping Willow - Blind Boy Fuller
West Coast Blues - Blind Blake
Worryin' You Off My Mind - Big Bill Broonzy
Whats In the Box ...
11 hours of detailed tuition - downloads, online access and disk (Windows or Mac)
Separate tablature files for printing out
BONUS GIFT #1 Jim's MP3 album 'Metro'.
BONUS GIFT #2 Acoustic Blues Travellers MP3 album 'Wake Up, Walk Out.'
' I have many emails from happy students who are now able
to access these classic acoustic blues picking styles, and I'm very
pleased that so many people find this tuition rewarding. I'm inviting
you to discover the real blues and learn how to finger pick blues guitar.'
See what some other guitarists are saying about this video instruction ...
Learning How To Play Blues Guitar With The Jim Bruce 36 Lesson Pack:
I just wanted to write and tell you my thoughts on your product .. it is better than any of the you tube blues guitar lessons that are teasers for professional DVDs that I've seen (and this includes some of the major finger style products.)
I find that your method, thoroughness, quality, and personable style
not to mention the sheer bulk of songs make your package incredible value.
Vergennes, Vermont, USA
I am very pleased with this tuition. Your way of presenting them is second to none
(have used a number of sites and yours is definitely the best). Also your material is
exactly what I like as Real Blues Guitar.
Even for Baby Please Don't Go, which I had learned a few years ago with a private teacher,
your version has brought me other swinging tips which I will remain grateful for.
Thanks again for all this and the stuff to come
Brgds, Gilles Renier
" Jim Bruce adds new dimensions to those beautiful old blues and rag songs and makes lessons easily accessable as downloads, with chords, tabs and easy to understand video and instruction from the master himself. "
Allan Schrattenholz , Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Thanks again for the great video lessons. I believe that I purchased your most complete collection of blues song lessons. Are you planning to introduce anything else in the near future? I love your lessons; you've deciphered some very complicated and difficult pieces. We could never figure this out on our own. I've always dreamed of being able to accurately play these roots or classic songs. I can't thank you enough.
(Pasha is pictured at the grave of Big Bill Broonzy in South Chicago)
Potomac, Maryland, USA
"Jim's lessons are very easy to follow. The content and choice of songs is great! "
" I think your lessons are well produced, good value and along with being an excellent blues guitar player you seem to have a natural teaching ability"
Peter Smith, UK