Master the Blues

Play blues guitar like a pro.
In this Master Class, blues wizard Artur Menezes breaks down his energetic approach to the genre and gives you the tools to discover your own voice.



For intermediate guitarists

Start playing in minutes

  • Play like Albert King, SRV, and B.B. King
  • Learn advanced modern blues techniques
  • Track your progress
  • Comes with unlimited access to every class on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

30 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.


A new framework for the blues

Take your playing to the next level with advanced modern blues licks, tips, and concepts. 

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Develop your skills with lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey – from beginner to expert.

An immersive online class

Learn advanced blues guitar in three weeks

Join your mentor Artur Menezes as he breaks down modern blues techniques and how to play like some of the genre's most legendary guitarists. You’ll leave this Master Class with a modern and advanced framework to take your blues playing to the next level.

Part I.

Part I. Rhythm & Lead Fundamentals

To start, Artur will guide you through a blues boot camp with a rigorous rundown of rhythm & lead fundamentals. 

Part II.

Part II. Blues Styles

Next, you'll put your new skills to the test by dissecting Artur's solos and then crafting your own over three included jam tracks.

Part III.

Part III. Blues Icons

Learn what made B.B. King, Albert King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan such great blues guitarists and play licks in their styles.

Part IV.

Part IV. Modern Blues

Learn where the blues is headed with lessons on advanced modern techniques and an examination of Derek Trucks' playing.

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Part V. SongSquad

Wrap up the class with five original songs from Artur that put everything you've learned into action.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Artur Menezes's class so popular

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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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Cole C.

I usually wouldn’t take the time to write, but Pickup is worth taking a few seconds. I can’t say enough positive things about the content and how enjoyable it is to use. I’ve recommended the service to my friends already.

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Jason K.

I love it. I’ve already delved into a lesson and it’s helping me get past a plateau in my guitar playing. It’s such a great value and a great idea to have lessons accessible to people without leaving home.

Join thousands of students around the world


Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

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

Artur Menezes


Artur Menezes

Winner of the prestigious Crossroads Festival Award and the Gibson Award for best guitarist, Artur Menezes is a rising star in the world of blues. A passionate and energetic guitarist, he’s worked with legends like Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, and Joe Bonamassa. Artur is ushering in an exciting new era of modern blues, and we’re thrilled to have him share his insight in this Master Class.


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  • 35+ Master Classes
  • 300+ original SongSquads
  • 70+ Essential Lick Packages
  • 5 Minute Lessons
  • Jam Tracks
  • New lessons added every week
  • Interactive TAB that you can slow down
  • PDF class notes
  • Artist Toolkit
  • Members-only forum

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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