HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE AWESOME RESULTS GUITAR PLAYERS ARE GETTING WITH BLUES GUITAR LAUNCHPAD (READ BELOW)!

"Wow James, what a great course! 

I'm about a third of the way through and my playing has already improved very noticeably.  My wife is my most honest critic and she agrees! The technical instruction on bending and vibrato was outstanding and the classic licks that I have learned are great building blocks. I feel like you are giving me the tools I need to really do this"

Kevin M, North Dakota, USA


5 star rating

More than a years progress in just a few months!

Dave Carter

I looked at this course after having subscribed to other blues guitar tuition courses. I have made more progress in the past three months than in a yea...

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I looked at this course after having subscribed to other blues guitar tuition courses. I have made more progress in the past three months than in a year before finding James (even my cynical wife notices!) I thoroughly recommend TGL.

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5 star rating

Excellent course - well paced - well taught - no bull!

Barry Matthews

I've used BGL for 3 wks. What a revelation! I've seen vast improvement in my ability. I absolutely recommend Total Guitar Lab - it's taught me the differenc...

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I've used BGL for 3 wks. What a revelation! I've seen vast improvement in my ability. I absolutely recommend Total Guitar Lab - it's taught me the difference between playing and practice, as a result I'm finally learning and improving. Thanks James!

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WANT TO PLAY AWESOME BLUES GUITAR BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?


How about starting with the exact same tools and techniques the blues guitar legends use (taught in a way that'll quickly have you using them too)?


I'll let you into a little secret that most blues guitar courses and videos don't tell you...

You don't need to know much to play great blues guitar...

...and playing cool, authentic blues solos is not difficult to do.

You just need the right things and be shown what to do with them.

Without all the confusion and distracting fluff (which teaches you nothing,wastes your time and makes everything sound more complicated than it really is!)


That's why I created Blues Guitar Launchpad

You see...unlike many guitar teachers and players, I remember how confusing it is when you're starting out.

I used to listen to the great blues players and wonder...

What makes them sound so good?

Are they using tools and tricks I don't know about?

What are the most important things for me to learn right now which will actually make a difference to my playing?

And WTF is a 'one four five' ( or some other confusing term)?


Have you been there?


Learn blues guitar the right way and save yourself years of confusion and frustration with Blues Guitar Launchpad !



Blues Guitar Launchpad gives the essential tools you need to play great blues guitar.

So that you can:

Rip out a high impact blues solo over almost any blues song

Hit your local blues jam session (super confident and prepared for almost anything!)

Create solos of your own which sound like some of the biggest blues legends ever!


C'mon...That Sounds Impossible!!

You might think that the blues legends are using all sorts of fancy stuff in their smoking solos. Stuff that takes years of blood, sweat and tears to learn.

But most of the time they're not!

In fact they're using just a handful of simple and easy to learn tools..and I'll show you exactly how to play and use them in Blues Guitar Launchpad.

I'm not saying I can turn you into a blues guitar 'hero' overnight...

But I can show you the 'lions share' of what you need to know to get there... explained and demonstrated in a way that makes sense and will get you up and running quicker than most players.

In Blues Guitar Launchpad you'll discover:


  • The only two 'easy' tools you need and how to use them to start jamming out blues solos right now (some of the greatest blues legends don't know much more than this...it's amazing what you can do with them when you know how!)


  • Must know tips and 'secrets' to help you nail essential blues techniques like bending, vibrato, 'blues curls' etc. and bypass the frustrating mistakes most guitarists make (so that you can make your solos sing, scream and stand out much sooner!)



  • The simple scale shape that can transform your playing almost instantly (a 'goldmine' of awesome blues licks, bends and moves!) and get you playing many of the blues legends hottest, 'ear catching' licks straight away



  • Using 'power moves' as building blocks to create a huge soloing vocabulary and hundreds of your own licks (eventually you'll be able to solo as fluently as a pro without worrying about running out of ideas!)



  • How to easily move everything you play into any key and play great blues over any blues tune (most guitarists can't do this and it holds them up big time. Crack it now!)



  • Plus... setting your amp for a great blues sound, game changing tips for jamming and improvising and much more!

  • Complete solo studies in the styles of players like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan,  Freddie King, Otis Rush and other blues legends



Frequently Asked Questions


How is the Blues Guitar Launchpad training delivered?

The course uses a mixture of short video lessons, audio downloads, backing tracks and PDF downloads. Everything is fully explained and demonstrated in simple 'BS free' language (no confusing jargon!) and close up video shots.


Is there TAB available for the lessons?


Yes. Each module comes with a professionally transcribed and fully downloadable PDF workbook featuring all the examples in guitar TAB and notation.


The workbook also contains the 'homework' for the module! Working through these short practice routines will help you learn, remember and be able to use everything in the module much more easily.


How do I know if Blues Guitar Launchpad is right for me?

If you want to start playing electric blues guitar without all the confusion and hold ups most players face...then Blues Guitar Launchpad will be a perfect fit!

Or if you have some experience of playing blues but feel like you never really covered the essentials and have big gaps in your understanding then it's just what you need to get back on track.

If you consider yourself a fairly fluent soloist, can solo over the 12 bar blues in any key, have a range of blues licks and runs at your disposal but want to expand your playing then you may be better suited to my follow on course, Blues Guitar Lick Lab.


How long will it take me to work through Blues Guitar Launchpad?

The modules in Blues Guitar Launchpad are 'bite sized' and designed to be fun and manageable to work through. Plus you don't need to master every single thing in a module before you move on.

Having said that you should expect to spend around a month on most of the modules if you're going to cover them properly.

You may find you're faster than this...or slower. It doesn't matter, the whole beauty of an online course is that you get to go at your own pace!



Are YOU Ready To Launch Yourself Towards Becoming a Much Better Blues Guitarist?


If you are ready to start taking the steps to becoming a great blues guitar player then I invite you to join Blues Guitar Launchpad now and get started on your journey right away!

Kiss goodbye to endlessly hunting through YouTube videos (searching for the 'secret sauce' to playing great blues!)

Everything you need to know is right here inside Blues Guitar Launchpad shown to you in 100% 'confusion free' step-by-step lessons mapped out in the best order for rapid learning and speedy progress.


So join now and prepare for blast off...with Blues Guitar Launchpad !

See you on the inside...





5 star rating

This course should have been available 15 years ago!

Jürgen Vandenhouwe

If James had been online when I was younger, I'd have been a shredder ages ago! BGL exceeded my expectations. James' teaching is clear, concise and I'm alr...

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If James had been online when I was younger, I'd have been a shredder ages ago! BGL exceeded my expectations. James' teaching is clear, concise and I'm already experimenting with some cool blues licks. Fun, motivating, can't wait for the rest!

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5 star rating

Brilliant Course!

Dave Mathers

Brilliant course. Covers all aspects of Blues soloing. Nice steady build up of modules at about the right pace for me.

Brilliant course. Covers all aspects of Blues soloing. Nice steady build up of modules at about the right pace for me.

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO BLUES GUITAR LAUNCHPAD

    • WELCOME TO BLUES GUITAR LAUNCHPAD (THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF...)

    • HOW TO USE THIS COURSE (AND WHAT IT TEACHES YOU)

    • WATCH: GETTING GREAT RESULTS WITH THE BLUES GUITAR LAUNCHPAD ROADMAPS!

    • DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER OF YOUR BLUES GUITAR LAUNCHPAD ROADMAP!

    • HERE'S HOW TO SLOW DOWN, SPEED UP OR LOOP EXAMPLES (WITH THE GUITAR PRO FILES!)

    • JOIN THE FREE JAMES SHIPWAY GUITAR FACEBOOK COMMUNITY!

  • 2

    THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS YOU NEED TO KNOW (TO PLAY GREAT BLUES!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO PLAY BLUES

    • THE 12 BAR BLUES: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO PLAY IT

    • 12 BAR BLUES VIDEO 'DRILL'

    • [DOWNLOAD] 12 BAR BLUES AUDIO PRACTICE TRACK

    • THE BLUES SCALE (THE ONLY SCALE YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PLAY AWESOME BLUES)

    • WHAT TO DO WITH THEM (HOW DO THEY FIT TOGETHER?)

    • HOMEWORK TIME!

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 3

    PUTTING IT TOGETHER (YOUR FIRST SOLO, BENDING, VIBRATO AND MORE)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - INTRODUCTION

    • 12 BAR BLUES SOLO DEMO

    • [DOWNLOAD] 12 BAR SOLO PRACTICE TRACK

    • STRING BENDING AND VIBRATO (HOW TO START DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY, RIGHT NOW)

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN

    • [DOWNLOAD] 12 BAR BLUES JAM TRACK

    • HOMEWORK TIME

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 4

    ESSENTIAL BLUES LICKS (ALL THE LEGENDS USE!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • ESSENTIAL BLUES LICKS - INTRODUCTION

    • WHAT ARE LICKS, WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN THEM AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

    • LICK 1 'KICKING OFF'

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'KICKING OFF' PRACTICE TRACK

    • LICK 2 'KING THING'

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'KING THING' PRACTICE TRACK

    • LICK 3 'BLUE JIMI'

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'BLUE JIMI' PRACTICE TRACK

    • HOMEWORK TIME!

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 5

    BLUES 'POWER MOVES' ( THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF AWESOME LICKS AND SOLOS!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • BLUES 'POWER MOVES' - INTRODUCTION

    • ESSENTIAL POWER MOVES LESSON

    • POWER MOVES DRILL EXERCISE (FOR FAST LEARNING!)

    • WHAT TO DO WITH THESE 'POWER MOVES'

    • HOMEWORK TIME!

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 6

    LET'S RECAP ON WHAT YOU KNOW SO FAR (PLUS A FEW OTHER COOL THINGS!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • SO NOW YOU KNOW HOW TO...

    • HERE'S ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY THE 12 BAR BLUES (LEARN THIS... SUPER IMPORTANT LATER ON!)

    • 12 BAR BLUES DRILL (NEW RIFF!)

    • 3 SIMPLE TIPS FOR BETTER JAMMING AND SOLOS

    • TONE TIPS (GETTING THE BLUES SOUND)

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 7

    THE 'SLIDING BLUES SCALE' (A GOLDMINE OF AWESOME LICKS AND SOLOS!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • THE SLIDING BLUES SCALE - INTRODUCTION

    • WHAT IS THE SLIDING BLUES SCALE (AND HOW TO PLAY IT)

    • ESSENTIAL SLIDING SCALE MOVES (FOR CREATING HUNDREDS OF AWESOME BLUES LICKS)

    • SLIDING SCALE POWER MOVES 'DRILL' (FOR FASTER LEARNING!)

    • LICK 1 'SIR ALBERT'

    • LICK 2 'BLUES BENDER'

    • LICK 3 'DOUBLE ERIC'

    • HOMEWORK TIME

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 8

    ' BLUES BREW' ( BLUES SOLO IN A BASED ON 'STRANGE BREW')

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • 'BLUES BREW' INTRODUCTION

    • 'BLUES BREW' (DEMO)

    • 'BLUES BREW' (HERE'S HOW YOU PLAY IT...)

    • 'BLUES BREW' PRACTICE VIDEO (TRY TO STAY WITH ME!)

    • [DOWNLOAD] BLUES BREW PRACTICE TRACK

    • 'BLUES BREW' BACKING TRACK

    • HOMEWORK TIME

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 9

    BECOME A JAM SESSION HERO (PLAYING IN OTHER KEYS!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • OTHER KEYS...WHY THIS CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PLAYING!

    • MOVING THE SCALE INTO ANY KEY (IT'S EASY AFTER YOU WATCH THIS)

    • KEY CHANGING DRILL VIDEO (FOR NAILING THIS ESSENTIAL SKILL!)

    • PLAYING THE 12 BAR BLUES IN ALL KEYS (NAIL IT NOW SO IT NEVER HOLDS YOU UP!)

    • HOW TO GET GREAT AT PLAYING IN ANY KEY (POWERFUL PRACTICE TIPS AND HACKS!)

    • ONE MORE SUPER IMPORTANT 12 BAR BLUES TRICK (WATCH!)

    • HOMEWORK TIME

    • DOWNLOAD MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

    • [DOWNLOAD] Blues Guitar Launchpad Blues in D Jamtrack

    • [DOWNLOAD] Blues Guitar Launchpad 'Blues in G' Jamtrack

    • [DOWNLOAD] Blues Guitar Launchpad Blues in E Jamtrack

  • 10

    SOLO STUDY 1: 'WINDY CITY' (EARLY CHICAGO STYLE BLUES SOLO)

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE (INCLUDES ALL TAB!)

    • 'WINDY CITY' - HERE IT IS!

    • 'WINDY CITY' LICK BY LICK BREAKDOWN (FOR FAST LEARNING)

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'WINDY CITY' PRACTICE 'PLAY-A-LONG' VIDEO DRILL

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'WINDY CITY' AUDIO PRACTICE TRACK

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'WINDY CITY' BACKING TRACK (BLUES IN G)

    • [DOWNLOAD] MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 11

    SOLO STUDY 2: 'DON'T RUSH!' FUNKY BLUES SOLO (FREDDIE KING/OTIS RUSH STYLE)

    • 'DON'T RUSH' - HERE'S HOW IT GOES (DEMO VIDEO)

    • 'DON'T RUSH' LICK BY LICK BREAKDOWN (FOR SPEEDY LEARNING)

    • [DOWNLOAD] DON'T RUSH PLAY-A-LONG VIDEO DRILL

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'DON'T RUSH' AUDIO PRACTICE TRACK

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'DON'T RUSH!' BACKING TRACK

    • [DOWNLOAD] MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

    • DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE!

  • 12

    SOLO STUDY 3: 'TEXAS PRIDE' (STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN STYLE)

    • DOWNLOAD YOUR ROADMAP FOR THIS MODULE HERE!

    • 'TEXAS PRIDE' (DEMO)

    • 'TEXAS PRIDE' (HERE'S HOW YOU PLAY IT...)

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'TEXAS PRIDE' PLAY-A-LONG VIDEO DRILL

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'TEXAS PRIDE' AUDIO PRACTICE TRACK

    • [DOWNLOAD] 'TEXAS PRIDE' BACKING TRACK

    • [DOWNLOAD] MODULE GUITAR PRO FILE

  • 13

    YOU MADE IT! NOW WATCH THIS...

    • CONGRATULATIONS! WATCH THIS NOW YOU'RE AT THE END...

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