Clapton, Hendrix, Betts Solos

Learn how to play 3 blues rock solos in the style of Dickey Betts, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton in this video course. Running time is 2 hours.

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I’ll never forget the first time I heard each one of these guys play.  It was like a light bulb being turned on, and now I could really see what I wanted to learn on the guitar.  Through many years of trial and error I believe I’ve learned a few things about these guys playing style, and in this compilation I want you to show you the coolest parts of these solo styles I’ve put together.

Preview the Solos You’ll Learn

In this compilation you will learn how to play three blues rock solos in the style of these legendary blues rock players as well as some must know tricks to sounding like these legendary influential blues guitarists.  Start today and let me show you what I have learned by studying these guitarists styles for the past 20+ years.

Solo Styles You Will Learn

  • Dickey Betts “Statesboro Blues” Style Solo
  • Jimi Hendrix “Once I Had a Woman” Style Solo
  • Clapton “Badge” Style Solo

* Note – These are not note for note copies of these solos but my own creation of their “Greatest Licks”so to speak.

This Course Contains

  • 2 Hours of Video
  • 8 Pages of PDF Tabs
  • 3 mp3 Backing Tracks

If you’re really wanting to learn how to play the blues, then there is no way you can overlook these three blues rock giants.  No matter how many years go by, these three guitarists remain the inspiration for every serious guitarist who really wants to learn how to “Improvise” the blues not just play it.


  1. Bernie Pendergast

    Thanks John, these solos are working out just great for me at my skill level. First I’m a big Clapton and D Betts fan and these solos are a great introduction to there style and sound. and second the blending of the minor and major scales has been very helpful.

  2. Les Helgeson

    These are three great classic solos to learn, as taught by a fantastic instructor who has found the sweet spot teaching guitar. Not too much discussion or rambling about where to put what finger, etc. but you get enough insight and help figuring out how things are put together. This is a great follow up to the Blues Course(s) and provides a fun way to apply some fundamental concepts. John is obviously an accomplished guitarist whose playing is inspirational in itself. Highly recommended!

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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!


John uses the latest tools available

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.

Philly Dupree