How to Develop Essential Blues Rhythm and Lead Skills to Play Gritty, Soulful Blues Guitar Like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and More... 

Normally $297 $97... Today Just $47!



Why This Course Will Have You Playing the Blues Faster Than You Can Sing, "Woke up this mornin'..."


If you want to develop sophisticated blues guitar skills, this course is for you. Using the 12 Bar Blues as a starting point, it gradually builds in complexity, develop a rich, complex blues sound in an engaging, straight forward way.


It takes 10+ years to master the blues... HOWEVER, using the 80/20 rule, you can become a convincing blues guitarist in a fraction of that time. This course achieves this by cutting out excess blues theory and fine tuning techniques, and focusing on the more easily attainable skills (like essential chord variations and key blues strumming patterns) that get you 80% of the way towards mastery. 


Course instructor, Mark McKenzie, is a master guitar teacher with the intuitive ability to deconstruct complex guitar concepts into their necessary parts, and then teach them in the most accessible way. Along the way, Mark provides insightful tips and advice that make learning new concepts a fast and easy process.


If you know your basic open chords and a strum or two, you can use this course. Best of all, Mark makes it exciting with fun jam-alongs and his trademark easy going teaching style. 

Look At Everything You Get in the Course

4 chapters that will help you play the blues.
Chapter 1 - Embellishing the 12 Bar Blues

Duration: 30m

Discover three blues intros, four 7th chord variations, and two tricks for creating a dynamic blues sound.

Chapter 3 - The Chicago Blues

Duration: 20m

Learn the Chicago Blues style of blues, plus how to add 'flavor' with slide riffs and hammer on riffs.

Chapter 2 - The Walking Blues

Duration: 30m

Learn the style often referred to as the 'Walking Blues'; how to extend it, and how to add walking bass lines.

Chapter 4 - Advanced Blues Chords

Duration: 8m

Learn advanced blues chords used by top players to produce a more nuanced blues sound.

About the Instructor

Hi, I'm Mark McKenzie. I'm the Head Guitar Instructor at I'm also a contributor to Guitar Player Magazine, and the Creator of the Mark the Guitar Guy YouTube channel. When I started learning the blues in my teens, the only resources available to me were guitar magazines and artist recordings, which were really difficult to get hold of. Back then, I would have given my eye teeth to have access to quantity of information we have at our fingertips today. The web provides us with overwhelming opportunities for learning, but there's the rub... Before the web, the challenge was "How do I get the lessons I need?" Today it's, "Which lessons DON'T I need?" In short, the problem we have today is that there's too much information. How do we discern what's good and what's not? In this brief but punchy blues course, I give you just the information you need to take your blues playing to a higher plane. If you follow this course, you'll quickly move beyond simply strumming the 12 bar blues to playing a more gritty, nuanced, and soulful version of the blues. As Kieth Richards said:

“If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”

What People are Saying...

Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


“I really like Mark's teaching style. He seems amazingly patient. I'm excited to see what other things are coming in the future."

Tomas Michaud | Guitar Instructor,
Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


“It is always a great experience when you have people that is willing to share their knowledge and talents with those that are looking for a real-time, down-to earth individual that will help them (us wanna-be's) reach a level of success that is based on our time frames :) Thank you, Mark and know that you are much appreciated :)))"

Barry SanMartin | Jermyn, US
Marc Stevens ( Web Design Media )


“I've followed Mark for the past 2 months and have amazed myself at how quickly I could learn guitar. Mark is clearly a natural teacher and his classes are easy and most importantly FUN!”

Aaron O'Conner | Auckland, NZ

Is This Course Right for You?

This course is not for everybody, some guitarists will not be ready for the blues guitar tricks and skills taught within. Others will be further along in the blues learning journey... is this for you?


  • Guitarists who want to quickly learn a number of tricks developed and used by blues legends, so they can start putting them to work in their own playing straight away.
  • Guitarists who want to achieve an impressive level of skill without having to pay hundreds of dollars to do it.
  • Guitarists who love the blues, who desperately want to know how it's done, and are prepared to do the practice it takes to master the skills taught in the course.


  • People who want to spend WEEKS learning complex music theory and doing boring drills to MAYBE play something a few weeks down the track.
  • People who would rather pay $30 an hour to their local guitar teacher than teach themselves how to do it online.
  • People who like the idea of being able to play the blues but who are unwilling, or just too lazy to put in the work to benefit from the gold in this course.
60 Day Money-Back Guarantee

Try this online course risk free for 60 days and if you're not playing gritty, bitter-sweet blues guitar, just send us a message and we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

Bonus Courses, Limited Time Only!

Plus, when you order today, you'll get these 9 amazing bonus courses.

Beginner Guitar Method - Stage 1

45 Videos | 2 Hrs 42 Mins

Join Mark as he shows you the ropes and helps you to create a solid foundation you can build on for years to come. Unlike many other beginner courses that have you learning music theory for weeks before you get to play real music, this course gets you playing recognizable riffs in the first week. If you want the best start in guitar, this is it.


Beginner Guitar Method - Stage 2

40 Videos | 2 Hrs 10 Mins

Picking up where you left off in Stage 1 you'll add even more riffs, chords, and strumming patterns to your repertoire. By the end of this course you'll be playing basic lead guitar, the 12 Bar Blues, 7 fundamental strumming patterns, 6 famous guitar riffs and you'll be well on your way to becoming a rock solid performer with guitar in hand.  


Beginner Guitar Chords

15 Videos | 52 Mins

Whether you’re a complete beginner or already have a few chords under your belt, this Beginner Guitar Chords Series will help you to have a complete knowledge of the most important Major, Minor and 7th chords every guitarist should know.


Fingerstyle Guitar

36 Videos | 1 Hrs 38 Mins

Fingerstyle is an essential part of being a guitarist and in this course you’ll learn how to play like some of the true fingerstyle guitar greats. Join Mark as he shares the fingerstyle secrets of legendary guitarists like Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler, and James Taylor.


Guitar Theory Made Even Easier

22 Videos | 1 Hrs 26 Mins

In this simple yet powerful course, Mark shares his uniquely practical approach to guitar theory. By the end of the course you’ll have a practical understanding of chord theory, scale theory and rhythm theory. All of which will help you learn songs faster, write your own music, communicate with other musicians, and much more.


Speed Picking

8 Videos | 42 Mins

Do you have a need for speed? Watch as Mark demonstrates the skills and techniques you can use to play guitar solos with blistering speed and accuracy.


Lead Guitar for Beginners

34 Videos | 1 Hrs 27 Mins

The ideal next step for those who have completed our ‘Beginner Guitar Method’ series of courses. In it you'll learn key lead guitar concepts like using scale shapes, creating and playing riffs and playing in a key. You'll be shocked when in week 2 you find yourself playing along to one of your favorite songs without even thinking about it. You'll think, "I hardly recognize this playing from what I was doing just a couple of weeks ago... who is this person playing my guitar?" Happens to everyone... see if you can keep playing when it does, I bet you can't.


The 1 Hour Workout

60 Videos | 1 Hrs 05 Mins

Think of this course as your own personal guitar trainer! Designed to be used daily in conjunction with your regular guitar playing – this course will work on your right and left hand to build incredible speed, dexterity, and strength.


Acoustic Guitar Maintenance

4 Videos | 34 Mins

Learn everything you need to know about setting up and maintaining your guitar including re-stringing, cleaning and tuning. Get ready to sound good!

Start Learning The Blues Today!


The Blues Guitar Breakthrough + 9 Bonus Courses

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$47 Only (Normally $97)

  • Access to the Blues Breakthrough Course
  • Exclusive Bonus Content: Access to a Further 9 Guitar Courses
  • 60 Day Money-Back Guarantee 
  • Life-Time Access


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