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Instruments > Guitar > Blues Rock Guitar with Jared James Nichols

Blues and Hard Rock Guitar
with Jared James Nichols

Join the “Blues Power” titan as he rolls up his sleeves and breaks down every tool needed to master the electric guitar. Jared’s guided path of lessons includes custom riffs and exercises paired with downloadable play-along tracks recorded exclusively for this course. From string basics and guitar tuning, to slides, bends, and speed & accuracy exercises, these guitar lessons give everything needed to solo, improvise, and jam with serious Blues Power.

Fundamental guitar chords/scalesGuitar Tabs + Tracks

In-depth tone breakdownsBeg - Adv. Soloing Techniques

Blues Rock Guitar with Jared James Nichols

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these rock guitar lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Jared reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Jared. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your guitar playing skills.

Top Quality Hard Rock Guitar Lessons

  • 100s of guitar lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Deep dive into hard rock guitar

About Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols has traveled the world, spreading his unique flavor of vintage-inspired modern Blues Rock. As the frontman of his namesake power trio, Jared is always sure to bring the "Blues Power," and, as you watch him perform, his captivating presence, energy, and inarguable musical mastery quickly become infectious. Throughout his career, Jared has toured across the US and Europe with acts like Living Colour, Blue Öyster Cult, Zakk Wylde, Glenn Hughes, Walter Trout, Fozzy, and John 5, and has shared the stage with rock and blues guitar legends like Slash, Billy Gibbons, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Leslie West, and more. Jared has released two albums under his name and is preparing to release his third on Black Hill Records. Recently, he was also named one of Gibson’s official Guitar Brand Ambassadors alongside the likes of Slash, Jerry Cantrell, Dave Mustaine, and Lzzy Hale. Like many world-class guitar players, Jared calls Nashville, TN his home and has been teaching at ArtistWorks since September 2021. For more information on Jared's upcoming releases, tour announcements, news updates, and more, click here.

Blues Rock Guitar Lessons


  • Introduction to Basic
  • Getting to Know Your Guitar - Basic Terminology
  • Basic Posture - How to Hold the Guitar
  • String Basics - Open Strings
  • What You Need to Know About Strings
  • How to Tune Your Guitar
  • How to Approach Practice
  • General Warm-Ups
  • Introduction to the Neck
  • Pick Basics
  • How to Pick a Note
  • Picking Exercises - Downstrokes
  • Picking Exercises - Upstrokes
  • Picking Exercises - Alternate Picking
  • Single Note Exercise
  • Building Calluses
  • Finger Exercise - Building Left & Right Hand Dexterity
  • Basic Open Chords
  • Power Chords
  • Palm Muting
  • Open Blues Shuffle
  • Moveable Power Chords
  • What is Tone?
  • Clean Tone
  • Dirty Tone
  • Introduction to Dynamics
  • Basic Bluespower Techniques - Introduction
  • Basic Bluespower Techniques - Slides
  • Basic Bluespower Techniques - Vibrato
  • Basic Bluespower Techniques - Bending
  • Basic Bluespower Techniques - Hammer-Ons
  • Basic Bluespower Techniques - Pull-Offs
  • Introduction to Scales: The A Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Pentatonic Riff - Jam Track Play Along
  • 5 Basic Blues Licks
  • Call & Response Exercise - Using 5 Basic Blues Licks
  • Getting to Know Your Knobs - Basic
  • Introduction to Soloing
  • How to Change a String
  • Miscellaneous Topics

+ Intermediate

+ Advanced

+ +Music

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What's In This Plan:

  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop