Let Me Show You How To Play Exactly Like the Original Blues Men ...

I started producing lessons after someone asked me how I performed a certain technique. As I was explaining, and trying to slow it down, I realized that I was doing things that I wasn't really aware of, but gave the music a very real and old flavor.

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 ...

'What do students really need to be able to play acoustic blues in the old style?'

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.

You will learn to play old style blues with this course - I guarantee it.

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

                         Jim Bruce

A few videos sent to me by students:

Lesson List

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.'


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See what some other guitarists are saying about this video instruction ...

Learning How To Play Blues Guitar With The Jim Bruce 36 Lesson Pack:


 play blues RGJ - Testimonial For How To Play Blues Guitar with Jim Bruce

Dear Jim,                      

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.

    Robert J, George, Tx, USA

"Jim's clear, concise, and focused teaching style breaks down the most complicated musical passages into bite size pieces that are accessible to all players... his teaching has changed the way I play blues guitar!" 

C.S. (Blue In Vermont)
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

Testimonial 4 - Allan - How To Play The Blues Customer

" 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

Hi Jim,

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.

Scott Courts

Testimonial 3 - Learn How Play Blues Guitar Customer
"Jim Bruce is one of those rare individuals whose talent for playing genuine old-time guitar is matched only by his gift for conveying that knowledge to others."

(Pasha is pictured at the grave of Big Bill Broonzy in South Chicago)

Pasha Saleh
Potomac, Maryland, USA

Testimonial 6 - Cheeger - How To Play Blues Guitar Customer

"Jim's lessons are very easy to follow.  The content and choice of songs is great! "

Jeff Cheeger, NY, USA

Testimonial 7 - Peter - Learn How To Play The Blues Guitar Customer

" 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

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