Full Courses

The Foundation

This is the place most players should start.

Almost everything at TXBA is based on what’s taught in these three courses. You’ll learn a basic amount of music theory, and an extremely efficient way to navigate the fretboard for blues and blues rock rhythm and soloing.


Essential Theory

If you fell asleep in music class, or skipped it entirely - this course is for you. Just the basics.

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Essential Fretboard

Best Seller - This is a simple fretboard navigation system for blues and blues rock. Incredibly simple to understand and apply.

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5 Essential Blues Boxes

Best Seller - A non-traditional way of looking at the fretboard. 5 crucial soloing shapes that are designed around common blues licks that people actually play.

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Influences Courses

Learn to play like the most legendary blues players in history.

The Influences courses teach you extended length solos in the style of some of the biggest names in blues history. The solos are usually intermediate to advanced difficulty, and feature note-for-note teaching, tablature, and backing tracks.


Mayer’s Influence: Bring Me Down

This course will teach you to solo like John Mayer in the song Gravity.

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Jimi’s Influence Volume 2

This course will teach you how to solo like Jimi Hendrix in the songs Villanova Junction and Hear My Train A Comin’.

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Jimi’s Influence

This course will teach you how to solo like Jimi Hendrix in the songs Red House and Voodoo Chile’ Blues.

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Albert’s Influence

This course will teach you how to solo like Albert King in three different song styles.

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B.B.‘s Influence

This course will teach you how to solo like B.B. King in three different song styles.

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Freddie’s Influence

This course will teach you how to solo like Freddie King in three different song styles.

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Texas Blues Speed Workshop

The road to faster blues guitar starts right here.

The Texas Blues Speed Workshop courses were created specifically for blues players at a beginner or early-intermediate level. It is a proven system of drills and exercises that help you begin building real usable speed for blues guitar.


Texas Blues Speed Workshop - Volume 1

This is a proven system for building speed for blues guitar. Players of beginner and intermediate skill level can start building speed in an organized, progressive way using Daily Drills, and Progressive Exercises.

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Texas Blues Speed Workshop - Volume 2

Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 finishes, pushing your speed, dexterity, and endurance farther than you thought possible.

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The SRV Style Solo Matrix

The largest collection of SRV Style Soloing lessons in the world.

For my fellow SRV fanatics, this collection of soloing courses will be like a dream come true. Each course features a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level solo - in the style of the song being studied. Players of any skill level can begin learning SRV’s signature soloing style immediately.


Texan Floods

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Texas Flood, at three different skill levels.

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Mary’s Lamb

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Mary Had A Little Lamb, at three different skill levels.

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Sweet Little Thang

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Pride And Joy, at three different skill levels.

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Lenny’s Ballad

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Lenny, at three different skill levels.

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Breakneck Pace

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Tightrope, at three different skill levels.

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Love Again

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Life Without You, at three different skill levels.

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Whiskey, Wine & Gin

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Tin Pan Alley, at three different skill levels.

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Stranded

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Crossfire, at three different skill levels.

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Shooting Cold

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Cold Shot, at three different skill levels.

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The Weather

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Couldn’t Stand The Weather, at three different skill levels.

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Fly On

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Little Wing, at three different skill levels.

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Slight Return

This course will teach you how to solo like SRV in the song Voodoo Child (slight return), at three different skill levels.

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Essential Techniques

Technique is where your sound (and tone) begins.

This is the most in-depth series of lessons about the physical techniques needed for modern blues guitar that you’ll find anywhere. These are not easy courses to master, but they are essential. If you’re serious - really serious - about playing like SRV, Hendrix and others in that vein, these techniques are a mountain you’ll have to climb.


The Grip

Great blues-rock technique starts here. Learn the ‘thumb-over’ grip used by nearly every legendary blues and blues rock guitarist.

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Muting

A critically important lesson detailing the physics behind good muting technique. I cannot overstate how important this lesson is.

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Raking

A great practical lesson on Raking technique - everything is done through real-world examples. It’s a great way to incorporate what you learned in The Grip and Muting.

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Bending

An extremely detailed look at the physics of bending, how to do it well, and lots of exercises to improve your accuracy.

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Picking

A detailed look at the importance of picking technique, and lots of exercises to help you improve your accuracy.

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Vibrato

A closeup look at multiple vibrato techniques, including bending vibrato. Close-ups, and slow-motion shots from multiple angles to help you understand the motions.

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Other Courses

The B-Sides of the TXBA Course Collection

Some courses become massively popular and stay that way. Others do not. They are fine courses, teaching a variety of subjects, but they don’t fit into other categories quite as nicely as the rest.


5 Boxes Essential Licks

The perfect compliment to 5 Essential Blues Boxes. This is a monster collection of licks across all 5 boxes - most of them are influenced by SRV.

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Simple 12-Bar Rhythm

Tired of playing the same old blues shuffle pattern? This series will add a huge number of variations to the common blues shuffle to your arsenal - and 6 different progressions to play them over. Tabs and backing tracks included.

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Original Ballad

Learn the chords and one chorus of the solo from a soulful original ballad, ala Life Without You. No tabs are provided for this series.

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Covenant

Learn a full minor slow blues song, kind of in the style of Tin Pan Alley. Tabs and backing tracks included.

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E-Flat Blues Stomp

Learn a mean sounding rockin blues jam in this 4 part lesson - including a lesson on improvising. Full tabs and backing track included.

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