Introduction to Blues Guitar

Learn the genre that started it all.
This Master Class is the most effective way to become a quality blues guitarist.



For beginners

Start playing in minutes

  • Learn how to play like BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer
  • Develop skills to improvise blues solos
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to every class on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

40 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


3 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take three weeks to complete this class.


Jam and solo on any blues song

Learn chords and skills to play your favorite blues songs and compose your own!

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

An immersive online class

Learn the art of blues guitar in three weeks

Join your mentor Seth Rosenbloom as he breaks down everything from simple chords and blues shuffles to rhythm and lead playing. By the end of this Master Class you’ll be able to jam and solo on any blues song – and even write your own!

Part I.

Part I. Blues Fundamentals

Blues 101 is now in session. Lay your foundation with five lessons covering feel, terminology, and common 12-bar blues forms.

Part II.

Part II. Rhythm Playing

Learn how to jam out with other blues players. Seth will show you blues chords and put you to the test with a series of practical chord progressions.

Part III.

Part III. Scales & Arpeggios

Dip your toes into the world of lead playing by learning the most common scales and arpeggios used in blues improvisation.

Part IV.

Part IV. Soloing

Blues soloing is all about telling a musical story. In this section, Seth teaches you the concepts to craft a great solo.

Part V.

Part V. Jam Tracks

Put your newfound soloing skills to the test with three original blues jam tracks for you to shred over.

Part VI.

Part VI. Licks

Learn to play like the greats with a whopping sixty blues licks in the style of B.B. King, SRV, and John Mayer, plus three original songs by Seth.

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Part VII. SongSquad

Wrap up the class by learning three original songs by Seth that put everything you've learned into action.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Seth Rosenbloom's class so popular

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Tod M.

I had never studied blues guitar before, and this Master Class helped me understand all the fundamentals. Now, I can easily move up and down my fretboard to play with classic blues motifs and licks! Seth is a great teacher and explains helpful tips behind basic techniques.

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Calla M.

This was the first Master Class that I completed on Pickup Music. I really enjoyed learning something new especially in a genre I hadn't really explored before. It really helped me transition from beginner to an intermediate guitarist because it teaches techniques that you can use in a lot of other genres. I also learned to love the blues.

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Sam R.

Pickup Music has been an awesome resource thus far. I love the lessons from young players who are at the forefront of contemporary music. The Master Classes are definitely my favorite as they have a clear plan of study and a logical progression behind them.

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

This is class is suitable for beginner and intermediate guitarists. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible beginner's pathway for learning blues guitar.

Seth Rosenbloom


Seth Rosenbloom

Seth Rosenbloom is a highly-regarded blues guitarist and educator who tours blues clubs across the US. Over the years, he has developed a unique approach to teaching blues that melds generations of styles into a modern, adaptable technique.



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  • PDF class notes
  • Artist Toolkit
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  • 14-day free trial
  • 30+ Master Classes
  • 300+ SongSquads
  • 70+ Lick Packages 
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Artist Toolkit 
  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund