E Unaccompanied Blues Solo

In this course you will learn how to play a blues solo in the key of E without any accompaniment. This is a great way to start learning how to play interesting solo pieces for people when presented with the opportunity to show off your blues skills.

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How many times have you been asked to play something on the guitar only to draw a complete blank of what to play.

​​You could probably play a few SRV or Jimi Hendrix licks for someone but unless you have a backing to play with this might not be the greatest way to show off your skills.

You’ve been taking all these lessons and now it’s time to show someone what you can REALLY do. A great way to show off your new blues skills is by playing something that has a combination of rhythm and lead lines that is put together in a VERY seamless way.

The Solo You Learn

In this course I’ll show you a piece that you can play in front of others that is sure to impress, but is not really that difficult to learn provided you do put in the work and practice. You’ll also learn a great exercise you can practice so you start learning how to put together your own blues solos in this style.

Not only does this piece sound great on an Electric guitar but will also sound fantastic on an Acoustic.

If you can’t ever think of anything to play when asked, then today you can finally show your friends and family what you can do after all those lessons you’ve been taking.

What’s Included

  1. 90 Minutes of Video
  2. 9 Pages of Tab


  1. Samel

    Hi John, Hi everyone,

    have an intermediate level and it took me a big month to learn the all lesson on the “E Unaccompanied Blues Solo”. I learned it by heart , the lesson also helped me to understand, feel and place lyrics in the shuffle time. Some little mistakes still but you can see me playing on this video, got to keep jamin’ da blues, thank you a lot, John Cheers 🙂

    Me and the E Unaccompanied Blues Solo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLOsj0iBSPw

  2. Alex Gray

    I’ve purchased most of John’s courses, and the E Blues Solo course is no exception when it comes to great arrangement, top notch instruction and study materials. John is such a great, detail-oriented teacher — who doesn’t go off the deep end with the theory.

    John, if you’re reading this, please arrange more solos like this one for direct purchase, since I’m a bedroom noodler who enjoys playing rhythm and lead together.

    The Rhythm Exercise materials in this course helped me polish my timing. I highly recommend this course for “beginner-mediates” and intermediate players. John’s courses have significantly improved my playing and opened my ears to different blues styles. – Alex

  3. Larry Bell

    great concept. acoustic or electric, play 64 bars, 16 licks and never get bored. John has a good teaching style and ends each section with ideas that you can incorporate to make the song yours. If you only want to play on the porch or on stage and you are at intermediate levcel, this is a course you can’t go wrong with.

  4. Mike D

    First let me tell you John is one of the best teaches online.

    Two let me tell you why. A great teacher who gives insightful tips in easy to learn lessons. If I had the time I’d buy every lesson ! My playing (mostly) blues has improved dramatically. So thanks John for always providing quality lessons at fair prices.

  5. Bruce

    This is a great training course and explains the how’s and whys so they actually sound right. Great for a beginner and those of us who missed the boat for so many years of just sounding ok.

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What Members are saying

On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it

I’ve been playing in bands since 1974 when I was 17. They’ve been more or less successful over time, earning enough scratch to keep me interested. Blues has always been at the top of my list, and I got by on basic rhythm techniques and the occasional lead. “Good enough” to get by, but I was never satisfied.

I’ve tried dozens of instructors, all sorts of how-to books/DVDs/online programs…nothing seemed to click. When you hear a good blues guitar player, the distinction between good enough and great is huge. I’ve found a few online, but too many talk talk talk and play little. When I discovered Learning Guitar Now, I realized it was different on this site. First, John can PLAY. On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it. But what makes his site different than the rest just regurgitating variations of the same theme is that he wants YOU to get it.

If you want to pick and choose your lessons…fine. If you want to start from scratch and build competency in technique…fine. If you want to talk to him on the forum and have a REAL exchange of ideas or ask for advice…he’s there. The lesson curriculum is huge, his freebies on YouTube vast, and his continued enthusiasm to help you become a better blues guitarist is non-wavering.

You’re not on his site to learn theory or the fretboard, although he does touch on these when necessary. You are there to play guitar. Play what you love in the style of your favorite artists or just improvising. Play, learn the phrases, the timing, the technique and you WILL get better. I’m 64 as I write this. Still playing. The difference now is I’m getting better. Good enough doesn’t cut it for me now.

When I hit a phrase just right, the audience actually pauses on that beat. The beauty of the blues just poured through my fingertips if only for a moment. Right now I’m focused on some of the Allman Brothers material. It takes me home. Sometimes, when I daydream, I see me on that stage with them, holding my own. Thanks JohnT, you’ve kept the blues alive for this old timer!

John White

I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo

I’m a pretty good acoustic guitar player who has always wanted to play electric blues lead. I have used quite a few other online tutoring sites some more successful than others but still didn’t manage to get it. Until, that is, I found Learning Guitar Now. With John’s tutoring style and a great website full of great courses I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo and I’m improving all the time. I love the way John plays guitar. It’s exactly how I’d like to play but he is very clear that you need to practice to get there. John is a very straight talker to lays out what you need to do to play blues lead and that is practice. He is also very encouraging by saying that you can do it but don’t kid yourself that buying the course will make you a great player if you don’t follow John’s useful and straight forward advice. So thank you John for everything. I get so much enjoyment from playing and see myself improving each month.

Dik McFarlane

He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists

LGN is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to get better at playing the blues. Working through John’s lessons will get you better at improvising, help with techniques like bending, slides, raking, and vibrato. He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists and some that you may not have studied previously. I highly recommend the All Access Pass to anyone who loves playing guitar!


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I’m very happy being an All Access Pass member here at LGN. John is an excellent teacher and amazing guitar player. He not only shows you “what” to play but also focuses on “how” to play each note with emotion and feeling. That makes all the difference. Also the site interface is so easy and John uses the latest tools available to make the experience as rewarding as possible! I say “Go for it!” …you’ll be glad you did.

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